Tallaght University Hospital Publishes its New Five Year Research & Innovation Strategy- 2024-2029

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Tallaght University Hospital Publishes its New Five Year Research & Innovation Strategy- 2024-2029
Pictured from left are,  Head of Research at TUH, Dr. Sadhbh O Neill Scanlon, CEO at TUH Lucy Nugent, Head of Innovation at TUH, Dr. Natalie Cole and Deputy CEO & Executive Lead for Research & Innovation John Kelly.

Tallaght University Hospital has launched its new five-year Research & Innovation Strategy. The new strategy will provide the direction for scaling Research & Innovation at the frontline, with a clear implementation plan.

This follows the launch of Innovate Health at TUH in 2022 , which was set up as a gateway through which government, industry and academic partners could work in partnership with the Hospital in translating clinical research to the real-world setting and developing and testing innovative solutions for patients and the healthcare system in general. Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) has previously outlined plans to build a new state-of-the-art Innovation Centre and Clinical Research Facility on its main campus in order to facilitate the rapid translation of research and innovation to the healthcare system.

 Head of Innovation at TUH, Dr. Natalie Cole said, “Innovate Health represents a new operating model for healthcare innovation where industry, healthcare professionals, designers, medical device manufacturers, engineers and IT work in close collaboration through the entire process of development, from idea generation to deployment. We look forward to continuing to do more of this important work as we chart the way forward with our new five-year strategy document.”

Head of Research at TUH, Dr. Sadhbh O Neill Scanlon said, “Until now Research & Innovation have been operating as separate departments at TUH. With the Research Strategy being reviewed it is timely for Research & Innovation to merge. The purpose of this document is to highlight the priority areas for the Research & Innovation Strategy over the next five years (2024-2029). It means that all research and innovation will now happen under the umbrella of Innovate Health at TUH.”

Launching the new Research & Innovation Strategy, John Kelly, Deputy CEO of TUH said “Research & Innovation is at the heart of our hospital, and our dynamic, independent Board of Directors empower us to make pragmatic decisions to improve the patient experience. We will continue to innovate around what we traditionally do and also look at new avenues that we can explore to improve patient care and support staff. We will work with our partners to scale innovative solutions nationally and internationally.”

A spokesperson for TUH said, “To the best of our knowledge, Innovate Health is unique within the Irish Healthcare sector in that it bridges the gaps between industry, a large Dublin teaching Hospital, and academia. Its aim is to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Patients, TUH staff, and industry and academic partners to create partnerships, and support staff in conducting research and developing innovative solutions for patients and the healthcare system.”