Tallaght University Hospital opened its new Oncology Day Unit this morning, developed with the support of the Tallaght University Hospital Foundation (TUHF).
The new unit is located within the hospital in a space previously occupied by the Renal Unit.
Tallaght University Hospital says that the new unit “has a much larger footprint.”
“A 50% increase in space for patients and staff with more single rooms, bathrooms and meeting spaces than was within the old Renal unit.”
Commenting on the move Ciaran Faughnan, Director of Facilities and Estates said: “Each year over 800 patients attend the day unit; this new bespoke space created has a higher specification and finish compared to the current space.
“The hospital is working through a comprehensive list of capital infrastructure projects with priority given to those projects that improve access for our patients.
“I would like to acknowledge the incredible work of the Technical Services Team that completed this project in the first few months of this year, a time when we were dealing with the height of COVID-19 and the various challenges it presented to us.”
Heather Sloane, Clinical Nurse Manager of the unit said: “The oncology service in TUH is dedicated to excellence in care.
“However, our previous unit had insufficient space and lacked privacy.
“Nurses had to manoeuvre between patients to administer treatments or have conversations with families without sufficient privacy given the open plan nature of the unit,” she said.
“As a multidisciplinary team we are really looking forward to welcoming our patients this week to the new improved space where they will receive their treatment.”