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Tallaght University Hospital
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Tallaght University Hospital
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
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityTrinity College Dublin
Emergency departmentYes

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 replace the Adelaide Hospital, the Meath Hospital and the National Children's Hospital.[3] It was built at a cost of £140 million[4] 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.[5] In November 2011, Minister for Health James Reilly announced "radical governance reforms" for the hospital including a slimmed down board composed of experts.[6] It changed its name to the Tallaght Hospital in February 2012[7] and to the Tallaght University Hospital in March 2018.[8]


The hospital, which is a teaching hospital for Trinity College Dublin, has 562 beds.[9]


  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. ^ "Tallaght Hospital opens its doors to 115 patients". Irish Times. 22 June 1998. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  5. ^ "HSE confirms investigation into Tallaght x-ray scandal". Breaking News. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  6. ^ "James Reilly unveils radical Tallaght shake-up". RTÉ News. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Tallaght Hospital renamed Tallaght Hospital". Irish Health. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Tallaght Hospital changes name to Tallaght University Hospital". Echo. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Tallaght leads in neighbourhood ranking for first-time buyer sales". Irish Times. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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