Tallaght University Hospital had an increase in emergency activity in 2017, with attendance to the adult ED exceeding 50,000 patients for the first time since the Hospital opened, according to the hospital’s annual report for the year.
The report also showed a big increase in the number of adult inpatient emergency admissions from 15,788 in 2016 to 16,349 in 2017.
Overall, the Hospital continued to see in excess of 424,000 patients
per annum, representing a combination of 271,052 outpatients, 25,281
inpatients and 45,186 day case admissions.
Commenting on the publication of the report David Slevin, CEO of TUH
said, “The 2017 Annual Report shows once again that the hospital is
continuing to celebrate many achievements and meet growing demands
despite sustained pressure with less resources. The hospital coped
well as the impact of an ageing population became even more apparent
in 2017 with an increased number of patients aged 75 and over presenting to the hospital in emergency situations and being admitted.
“Also, 2017 saw key developments take place in the hospital’s research activity, in particular with the opening of the Meath Trinity Laboratory and
the relocation of the Institute of Population Health to the nearby Tallaght Health quarter.
“There have been many positive achievements to celebrate over the past year and I want to thank all of the staff who put the ethos of ‘People Caring for People’ into practice every day.”