Hospital launches patient app

Tallaght Hospital Dublin has became the first public hospital to launch a patient and visitor App.

launch of the Tallaght Hospital Patient & Visitor app
Pictured at the launch of the Tallaght Hospital Patient & Visitor app were, from left, Carol Mullins, Patient Advocacy Manager at Tallaght Hospital, Catherine Heaney, Chair of the Tallaght Hospital Patient Community Advisory Council, David Wall Director of ICT Tallaght Hospital and Carol Roe Volunteers Services Manager Tallaght Hospital.

The app provides users with access to information on many of the services available at the hospital including hospital facilities, wards and site map, visitor information, contact details for a particular clinic or consultant, videos featuring medical experts in areas such as rheumatoid arthritis or intensive care.

The app also includes news and updates on the hospital and its work.

The hospital said that while Tallaght was taking the lead in Ireland, it was motivated by the success of similar apps in other healthcare systems such as the UK and US, where such apps are increasingly the norm.

In addition to the work undertaken by Tallaght Hospital and its development partner Captive Health, the project was also supported by the Meath Foundation, the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group and the HSE.

The Hospital’s Patient Community Advisory Council also supported the development of the App reviewing it as it developed and providing
user feedback.

The inhouse team that worked on the project including Sarah Reade and Lorcan Power in ICT, Carol Mullins, Patient Advocacy, Carol Roe Volunteers, and Joanne Coffey and Linda McEntee in the Communications
Department.