26th September 2023
Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) will be hosting a number of health-related talks during October as part of Health Awareness Month.
Lucy Nugent, TUH CEO says she hopes “many of our community will be able to attend these valuable talks with leading experts. They enable TUH to truly become a hospital without walls, extending our reach into the local community, not just for treatment but also for health awareness and prevention. There is no admission charge and all are welcome.” The series is run in partnership with the Fettercairn Community Health Project, with their co-ordinator, Samantha Griffin, explaining how they were “delighted to once again be involved in supporting the lectures run by TUH to mark October Health Awareness Month. The talks are a very welcome addition to our calendar because as we all know when it comes to any illness, prevention is better than cure.”
The first talk will look at how to eat well and exercise during the menopause. The presentation will be delivered by dietitian Sarah Gill along with physiotherapist Eimear Lee Moloney, both of whom work as part of the Women’s Health Team at TUH.
Professor Brendan Kelly will deliver the second talk and this will look at how we can use mindfulness to help us manage stress, as well as anxiety and depression.
The third talk will focus on how the public can recognise sepsis early in a loved one. It will be delivered by Dr Sarmad Waqas, Consultant Physician and Specialist in Infectious Diseases, along with his colleague Deepthi Chakkittakandy, Nurse Specialist, Sepsis. Their interactive lecture will outline how the public can help prevent sepsis.
The final talk will return to the topic of women’s health by explaining what endometriosis is and how it can be treated. This presentation will be delivered by Rebecca McEvoy, a Clinical Nurse Manager with specialist training in endometriosis, along with her colleague Sarah Dineen, a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health. The full timetable for the talks, which all take place in Tallaght Library:
Wednesday 4 October at 6 pm: The importance of eating well and exercising during the menopause by speakers Eimear Lee Moloney, physiotherapist and Sarah Gill, dietitian. October 10th 2pm: Mindfulness and other approaches to anxiety and depression featuring Professor Brendan Kelly, Consultant Psychiatrist at TUH and Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. Thursday 12 October at 11 am: How to quickly identify if a loved one has sepsis – to be delivered by Dr Sarmad Waqas, Consultant Physician and Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Deepthi Chakkittakandy, Nurse Specialist, Sepsis. Tuesday 24 October at 6 pm: Endometriosis, what is it and what can be done about it – to be delivered by Rebecca McEvoy, Nurse Manager, Endometriosis Specialist and Sarah Dineen, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health .