Hospital management praises staff for unwavering focus on providing patients with the highest possible standard of care
(October 24th 2016) Tallaght Hospital has released its 2015 Quality Report which for the first time ever is separate from the Annual Report, highlighting the importance the Hospital places on quality assurance and improvement. This focus is aligned with both the Hospital’s ‘People Caring For People’ ethos and its ‘Zero Harm’ policy.
The report outlines some of the key services, initiatives and achievements which staff at Tallaght Hospital have undertaken in 2015 under the three pillars of Quality, Safety and Risk Management. It shows the value the Hospital places on having a patient-centred culture and how staff are encouraged to highlight incidents, raise concerns and escalate risks where appropriate. This is the true essence of a high quality learning healthcare provider such as Tallaght Hospital.
Dr. Daragh Fahey, Director of Quality, Safety and Risk Management at Tallaght Hospital, said: "I welcome the publication of the Quality Report today as it underpins our belief that investing in quality is critical to ensuring that the right care is provided, at the right time, in the right way and aligned with the patient’s needs and preferences. There has been some stellar work carried out at Tallaght Hospital in recent months and I would like to commend the unwavering efforts of our staff who are committed to providing the best standard of care for patients despite working in a very busy environment. I look forward to building on this success going forward.”
Michael Scanlan, Chairman, Tallaght Hospital added, “The Board is delighted to support the publication by the Hospital of a separate Quality Report. Quality of care is obviously important to our patients and the initiatives outlined in the report demonstrate the efforts being made by staff to learn and improve. Continuous improvements will help make Tallaght a better hospital for patients and a better place for people to work.”
The Tallaght Hospital Quality Report 2015 can be found here
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 beds, a staff of 2,600 people and an annual gross budget in excess of €0.25bn. The Hospital is a provider of local, regional and national specialities. It is a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country and a regional orthopaedic trauma centre.
Tallaght Hospital is a major teaching hospital of Trinity College Dublin - specialising in the training and professional development of staff in nursing, health and social care, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others. The 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 New Children’s Hospital project and will be a key element of an integrated clinical network for paediatric services nationally.
The Hospital’s Emergency Departments catered for 45,551 Adult Attendances and 32,272 Paediatric Attendances in 2015. A further 206,169 patients were treated through the Hospital’s outpatient clinics in 2015. The Hospital’s operations are supported by 200 general practitioners in surrounding communities.