Lucy Nugent Appointed as Chief Executive of Tallaght University Hospital

Lucy Nugent Chief Executive(January 9th 2019) The Board of Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Lucy Nugent as the new Chief Executive of TUH. The appointment comes following an open competition initiated last November following the resignation of Mr. David Slevin.

Commenting on her appointment, Mr. Liam Dowdall, Chairman of the TUH Board said “On behalf of the Board I would like to congratulation Lucy on her appointment as Chief Executive. Her new role has come at an exciting time for the Hospital as we move forward into a new year with a number of planned service developments to enhance the delivery of high quality, safe treatment and care to our patients. We would also like to thank, most sincerely David Slevin for his valued service and wish him well in his future career.”

“Tallaght University Hospital is one of the country’s largest academic teaching hospitals but it is also an incredible community in itself. I am deeply honoured to take on the role of Chief Executive at what is, a very exciting time for the organisation. The various roles I have worked in leading up to this position provide me a unique insight into how a hospital works and more importantly the importance of working together as a team. I am looking forward to working with the Board, the Executive Management Team and all of the staff in continuing the improvements to our service development and ensuring TUH remains a Hospital and place of employment where ‘people caring for people’ is at the core of everything that we do,” said Lucy Nugent, Chief Executive of TUH.

Ms. Nugent joined TUH as Chief Operations Officer in 2014 and moved to the role of Deputy CEO in 2016. Prior to joining TUH she worked in the Acute Hospitals Division as Head of Quality Assurance & Risk Management, Clinical & Patient Services Manager in the Children’s University Hospital Temple Street. Prior to that she worked in a number of nursing roles. In addition to her nursing qualifications Ms Nugent has an MSc in Healthcare Management, BSc Nursing Studies, a Diploma in Infection Control and a Diploma in Leadership & Quality in Healthcare.  She is currently the President of the Health Management Institute of Ireland and is its representative on the European Association of Hospital Managers.  

About Tallaght University Hospital
Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, providing child-health, adult, mental health and age-related healthcare on one site. The Hospital has 495 adult beds and 67 paediatric bed. With over 3,000 people on staff it is a provider of local, regional and national specialities. It is also a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country and a regional orthopaedic trauma centre.

TUH is one of the two main teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin - specialising in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as nursing, health and social care professionals, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others. Tallaght University Hospital is uniquely part of both the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group and Child Health Ireland which serves a population of over 1.2 million across seven counties. 

A new satellite centre is to be built at TUH as part of the National Children’s Hospital project and as a key element of an integrated clinical network for paediatric services nationally. The Hospital’s Emergency Departments catered for 51,084 Adult Attendance and 32,424 Paediatric Attendance in 2018. A further 293,751 patients were treated through the Hospital’s Adult and Paediatric outpatient clinics in 2018. The Hospital’s operations are supported by 200 general practitioners in surrounding communities.