New Chair for Tallaght Hospital

Liam Dowdall
Liam Dowdall

Mr. Liam Dowdall has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of Tallaght Hospital., Dublin.

He has been a Non-Executive Director of the Hospital Board since 2011 and until recently was Vice Chairman. He took over from outgoing Chairman, Mr. Michael Scanlan.

Mr. Dowdall is a Director in the Restructuring & Recovery Department of Smith & Williamson. With qualifications in Business Studies and a Master’s of Arts, his background in business has seen him spend over 30 years working in the Corporate Recovery field and 27 years working with BDO including five years as Managing Partner. Between 1997 and 2009, he was the Partner in Charge of BDO’s Corporate Recovery Unit. He also has sectoral experience in healthcare, construction and hospitality and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as being a licensed Insolvency Practitioner in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Tallaght 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 a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country and a regional orthopaedic trauma centre.

A new satellite centre is to be built at Tallaght Hospital as part of the New 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.