Tallaght Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Áine Lynch to the position of Director of Nursing.
Áine joins Tallaght Hospital from the Health Service Executive, where she initially worked as Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Officer and later held the role of Interim Director at the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (Dublin, South Kildare & Wicklow).
Prior to the HSE, Áine spent almost two decades working in several positions at Tallaght Hospital including Clinical Nurse Manager 2 in Trauma Orthopaedics, Clinical Facilitator in Orthopaedic Nursing and Nurse Practice Development Co-ordinator in Adult Services. In her earlier career, she also spent five years working abroad in both the UK and Saudi Arabia.
Commenting on the announcement, David Slevin, CEO, Tallaght Hospital said: “I am delighted to welcome Áine back to Tallaght Hospital to take the reins from our outgoing Director of Nursing, Hilary Daly. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Hilary for her loyal service and the great leadership she has shown in this role. We’re very grateful for her contribution and wish her well for the future. Looking forward, I’m confident that Áine’s experience and expertise will greatly benefit and support the nursing team at Tallaght Hospital who work tirelessly every day to ensure our patients are cared for to the highest standards.”
Áine Lynch added: “I am very happy to re-join the team at Tallaght Hospital, it is a great place to work. It maintains a strong focus on ‘people caring for people’. As a result, staff members consistently seek to ensure that they care for patients in the best way possible. As we approach International Nurses Day on May 12th, I am very much looking forward to leading the dedicated nursing team at Tallaght Hospital into the future.”
The appointment came into effect in April 2017.
About Tallaght Hospital
Tallaght Hospital is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, providing child-health, adult, psychiatric and age-related healthcare on one site. The hospital has 495 adult beds and 67 paediatric bed with 2,600 people on staff. The Hospital 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.
Tallaght Hospital 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 Hospital is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2 million across seven counties.
A new satellite centre is to be built at Tallaght Hospital as part of the National Children’s Hospital project as a key element of an integrated clinical network for paediatric services nationally.
The Hospital’s Emergency Departments catered for 49,512 Adult Attendances and 33,717 Paediatric Attendances in 2016. A further 252,418 patients were treated through the Hospital’s adult and paediatric outpatient clinics in 2016. The Hospital’s operations are supported by 200 general practitioners in surrounding communities.