First full-time Clinical Psychologist to an ICU Department in Ireland

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Dr Melanie Ryberg has been appointed by Tallaght University Hospital as the first full-time Clinical Psychologist to an ICU Department in Ireland. Her role is to identify and meet the psychological needs of patients and their families during an Intensive Care Unit admission.

Melanie’s focus is on helping the 80% of patients in ICU who suffer from delirium. Delirium is a “significant issue in critical care. It is associated with a range of bad outcomes including length of stay, cognitive impairment and mortality.”