New health quarter for Tallaght

Funding has been confirmed and work has started on a new venture between Tallaght Hospital and the HSE.

The Simms Building
The Simms Building

The Simms Building is a four storey HSE owned building located on the far corner of Tallaght Cross. Tallaght Cross is undergoing a transformation into a new health quarter, housing the National Ambulance Service, Trinity College Dublin Institute for Population Health, Tallaght Cross GPs, Primary Care Centre and Out of Hours GP service.

Across the road the Beacon Hospital has opened a Renal Dialysis Centre and a private Diagnostic Imaging Centre is due to open shortly.

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“The Simms Building is currently undergoing works to facilitate a Primary Care Orthodontics service. This service is being moved from its current location on the St. James’s Campus, said Ciaran Faughnan, Director of Facilities & Estates, writing in the Tallaght Hospital magazine TouchPoint.

“As Tallaght Hospital services continue to grow and develop the demand for outpatient space has exceeded our on campus capacity. The Hospital has agreed a plan with the HSE that this building would be shared with two of the four floors let to Tallaght Hospital to accommodate ambulatory outpatient services.

“A bespoke modern outpatient department has now been designed to enable us to provide quality care to our patients in specialties such as Endocrinology, Diabetes, Neurology and Ophthalmology. Fit-out will be completed by the end of 2017 and the plan is to move services to the new building in the first quarter of 2018.

“The project is being sponsored by my office and Lucy Nugent, Deputy CEO and is being led by Amy Carswell, Operations Performance and Planning Manager.”