About Us

Funding Research, Education and Quality Improvement at Tallaght Hospital

Research

In our short history we have been able to support some of the country’s most talented healthcare professionals in conducting important research that has benefitted both the hospital and the wider community.

Since 2002 The Foundation has awarded over 78 research grants.  The total amount awarded to-date is almost €2.7 million.

This year, 2014, we have had 28 applications for 5 Research Grants.  The theme for the Edna O’Flynn Research Grant is “Innovations into  Vasculitic and Allergic Disorders”

The Foundation holds an annual Research & Quality Improvement Symposium to showcase the research/quality improvement projects undertaken.  This year the Symposium will be held on Friday, 28th November 2014Further information can be obtained from The Meath Foundation Office (see contact details below)

In 2012 we published a review of research funded over the previous 10 years.  The publication  ‘10 years on… the Story of Research in Tallaght Hospital funded by The Meath Foundation’ is available free of charge from The Meath Foundation office.

Telephone:  01-4142432/01-4145896                    Email:  meathfoundation@amnch.ie

Education

2014 is the third year The Foundation has provided funding for Education.  There are currently 6 staff from a number of disciplines undertaking a MSc. in Leadership at the Royal College of Surgeons being co-funded by The Foundation.  The Hospital is currently preparing a number of initiatives funded by The Foundation that will assist staff in preparing themselves for the challenges to deliver a quality, safe service to our patients in an ever challenging and changing healthcare system with reduced resources.

Clinical Audit/Quality Improvement

2014 also sees the establishment of a new collaboration between The Foundation and Tallaght Hospital.  This new collaboration will be launched at the Clinical Audit/Quality Improvement Day being held on 16th May 2014.  Further information will be available shortly.

 

The Meath Foundation passionately believes in the value of healthcare research, education and quality improvement. It is the platform on which better services, better care, and better patient outcomes in a safe environment come together and The Foundation is proud of its achievement in assisting the Hospital in these areas.

Background

The Meath Hospital was founded in 1753 to provide health care for the poor of Dublin’s Liberties. Funded entirely by voluntary subscriptions and donations from prominent citizens of the day the hospital would attract some of Ireland’s most celebrated physicians and surgeons and become an internationally recognised centre for the advancement of medical science.

In 1998, along with the Adelaide and the National Children’s Hospital the Meath Hospital moved to the new Hospital at Tallaght.