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Tallaght University Hospital
Health Service Executive
Tallaght Hospital.jpg
The hospital from Cookstown Way in 2002
Tallaght University Hospital is located in Dublin
Tallaght University Hospital
Shown in Dublin
LocationTallaght, Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°17′28″N 6°22′43″W / 53.29111°N 6.37861°W / 53.29111; -6.37861Coordinates: 53°17′28″N 6°22′43″W / 53.29111°N 6.37861°W / 53.29111; -6.37861
Care systemHSE
Affiliated universityTrinity College Dublin
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in the Republic of Ireland

The Tallaght University Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Ollscoile Thamhlachta) is a teaching hospital in County Dublin, Ireland. Its academic partner is the Trinity College Dublin. It is managed by Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.[1]


The hospital, which was designed by Robinson Keefe Devane,[2] was intended to provide the newly developed Dublin suburb of Tallaght with its own general hospital, by relocating services from three smaller sites in Dublin's city centre: the Adelaide Hospital, the Meath Hospital and the National Children's Hospital.[3] A board of directors was established by the Minister for Health in 1980.[4] It was built at a cost of £140 million[5] and opened as the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, incorporating the National Children's Hospital (AMNCH) on 21 June 1998.[3]

In March 2010, an investigation was launched when it emerged that 58,000 X-rays had not been reviewed by a consultant radiologist.[6] In November 2011, Minister for Health James Reilly announced "radical governance reforms" for the hospital including a slimmed down board composed of experts.[7] It changed its name to the Tallaght Hospital in February 2012[8] and to the Tallaght University Hospital in March 2018.[9]

The Children's Services Department changed its name to Children's Health Ireland at Tallaght as part of the rebranding of three hospitals under the Children's Health Ireland banner on 1 January 2019.[10]


The hospital, which is a teaching hospital for Trinity College Dublin, has 562 beds.[11]

In November 2021 the hospital installed an Integrated Clinical Environment, the first in Ireland, with order communications, results reporting and an electronic patient record provided by CliniSys.[12]


  1. ^ "Six hospital groups 'most fundamental reform in decades'". Irish Medical Times. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Appreciation: Fred Browne". Irish Times. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "This day in 1998: Tallaght University Hospital opened its doors". Echo. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ "S.I. No. 38/1980 - Tallaght Hospital Board (Establishment) Order, 1980". www.irishstatutebook.ie. electronic Irish Statute.
  5. ^ "Tallaght Hospital opens its doors to 115 patients". Irish Times. 22 June 1998. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  6. ^ "HSE confirms investigation into Tallaght x-ray scandal". Breaking News. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  7. ^ "James Reilly unveils radical Tallaght shake-up". RTÉ News. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Tallaght Hospital renamed Tallaght Hospital". Irish Health. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Tallaght Hospital changes name to Tallaght University Hospital". Echo. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Children's Hospital Group". HSE. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Tallaght leads in neighbourhood ranking for first-time buyer sales". Irish Times. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Tallaght University Hospital upgrades pathology systems". Building Better Healthcare. 7 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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