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TUH launch schedule for series of health education talks


New series of health talks for local community in association with the Patient Community Advisory Council

September 3rd 2018: Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) has announced the schedule for the Autumn/Winter series of Public Health Talks, an initiative that is run in partnership with the Patient Community Advisory Council (PCAC). This initiative launched in January 2017, with six events taking place, this year there will be double the amount with 15 talks scheduled. 

The talks feature medical, nursing and social care professionals discussing topical and common health issues with a Q&A session at the end of every talk. The talks are free to attend and open to all members of the public.

Eight of these talks are scheduled between now and November, TUH in partnership with the PCAC have put together a comprehensive schedule based on feedback from attendees of the talks since the launch last year. Health topics being covered in the Autumn/Winter schedule include stroke, dementia, women’s health and chronic lung conditions.

Catherine Heaney, Chairperson of the PCAC and Fettercairn Community Health Project Co-Ordinator welcomed the announcement of the Autumn/Winter schedule, saying, “The Public Health Talks series has been a huge success since it was launched in 2017. It is hugely beneficial to the local community that we have been able to put the Autumn/Winter schedule together based on feedback from those who have attended the talks from the very start. We are looking forward to welcoming members of the community to a growing number of community locations over the next few months.”

Also speaking about the announcement of the Autumn/Winter Public Health Talks series, Dr. Catherine Wall, Clinical Lead at TUH, said, “The ethos of People Caring for People is at the heart of everything we do in the Hospital. It is a real testament to the commitment from supportive clinicians and health care professionals that there has been such an increase in the number of talks this year and in those attending the talks. I am looking forward to building on the initiative as it continues to grow in momentum and hope to see as many people as possible attend the interesting line up of events.”

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