Tallaght Hospital join community organisations at annual local health fair

Dr. Ronan Collins, Marie Tuohy Home School Liaison Officer from Killinarden Junior School and Nurse Suzanne Greene

Tallaght Hospital joined forces once again with other community organisations at the Fettercairn Community Health Fair which was held yesterday.

The annual event, which took place at the Fettercairn Community and Youth Centre, saw information stands from various local organisations.

Tallaght Hospital provided useful information to attendees about the various services available at the Hospital, including its work on patient advocacy and volunteer services.

The Fettercairn Community Health Fair played host to over 600 people and in addition to providing information on services, Tallaght Hospital disseminated material about afflictions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Stroke.

Lucy Nugent and Nicola Cogan
Lucy Nugent and Nicola Cogan

Dr Ronán Collins, Director of Stroke Services and Consultant Physician at Tallaght Hospital, attended the Fair to give a talk about Stroke awareness, an area of special research for Tallaght Hospital.

Attendees were also able to engage with future developments at the Hospital, at a talk given by the National Paediatric Development Board.

The focus of this talk was on the new satellite centre that will be built on the Tallaght Hospital Campus.

Dr Ronán Collins, Director of Stroke Services and Consultant Physician at Tallaght Hospital, said,

“I am delighted to be in a position to attend the Fettercairn Community Health Fair to raise awareness of Stroke and the treatments available.

“This is an area of special interest for Tallaght Hospital where a large amount of research is continuously being carried out.

“It is great to see that Tallaght Hospital was once again represented at the Fair, in order to raise awareness of crucial health issues and inform people about our services at the Hospital.”

Catherine Heaney, Fettercairn Community Health Project Co-Ordinator said,

“The Fettercairn Community Health Fair is always a very informative and enjoyable experience for all those in attendance.

“It is great to see that Tallaght Hospital attending the Fair once again as they always are extremely enlightening in highlighting the many health issues they deal with and the services they provide.”