The Department of Anaesthesia at Tallaght Hospital provides round the clock scheduled and emergency anaesthesia and critical care services for adult and paediatric patients at Tallaght Hospital. The department is staffed by 22 consultants of whom six work between Tallaght Hospital and Naas General Hospital sites.
The Department is approved for higher specialist training by the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland and the Faculty of Pain Medicine. Additionally the department provides structured undergraduate teaching to students of the Trinity College Dublin Medical School as well as contributing to postgraduate Nurse education.
Some of the clinical services provided by the Department includes:
- Preoperative patient assessment (nurse led)
- Anaesthesia for Adult & Paediatric surgery (this includes trauma, elective orthopaedics, spinal surgery, ENT, gynaecology, general surgery, psychiatry, urology)
- Critical Care services (includes paediatric critical care, Resuscitation adults/paediatrics, in-hospital Emergency Response Team etc.)