Strategic healthcare partnership for TU Dublin and Tallaght University Hospital
TU DUBLIN hopes to build on its close working association with Tallaght University Hospital following the establishment of a strategic healthcare partnership this week.
On Tuesday, the technological university signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership with Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) and healthcare providers UPMC and ExWell Medical.
The partnership aims to explore several areas of mutual interest, including academic programme development, access to TU Dublin research expertise and facilities and identifying technology that could expand health and fitness initiatives.
It will also investigate potential education and professional development initiatives to ‘foster new talent in healthcare and associated disciplines’.
According to Thomas Stone, Vice President for Partnerships at TU Dublin: “We are hugely excited to embark on this new relationship which aligns with the University’s commitment to creating synergies with partners that can optimise our societal impact.
“TU Dublin already has a close working association with TUH, having hosted a Health Hackathon with the hospital in 2019, and launched a Digital Health Internship Programme for TU Dublin students earlier this year.”
He added: “With this MoU, we intend to deepen our engagement with the healthcare sector by exploring undergraduate and lifelong learning programmes, and technologies to deliver innovative solutions for health issues, such as the ExWell Medical fitness programme for those with injuries and other health conditions.”
Lucy Nugent, Chief Executive of TUH, said that the work undertaken with TU Dublin and ExWell to date has already benefited the hospital and its patients.
“We are excited about the potential of this new partnership and how, working together, we can focus on making our vision of people caring for people to live better lives a greater reality,” Ms Nugent said.
The MoU was signed on Tuesday by President of TU Dublin, Professor David FitzPatrick, Lucy Nugent, TUH Chief Executive, David Beirne, Managing Director UPMC in Ireland and SVP UPMC International, and Dr Noel McCaffrey, Founder and Medical Director of ExWell Medical.
David Beirne or UPMC Ireland said: “UPMC is changing how healthcare is delivered in Ireland, and we are excited to partner with TU Dublin, TUH and ExWell Medical as we work together to assist and benefit communities across Ireland.”