New Neurology Research & Assessment Unit officially opened at Tallaght Hospital
Tallaght Hospital’s Raymond P Murphy Neurology Assessment & Research Unit was officially opened. Novartis were instrumental in providing funding for the new unit.
Apr 14, 2016
In March 2016 Tallaght Hospital’s Raymond P Murphy Neurology Assessment & Research Unit was officially opened. Novartis were instrumental in providing funding for the new unit. The new room will offer enhanced space to review patients with neurological diseases and was officially opened by recently retired Dr Raymond Murphy, a former neurologist at Tallaght Hospital and the Adelaide Hospital. This new facility incorporates a research unit which forms part of the Trinity College Academic Unit of Neurology.
The unit has been equipped with an ocular coherence tomography machine, making the Department of Neurology in Tallaght Hospital the only unit in the country with dedicated access to this technology. This non-invasive imaging technique can be used to generate high resolution, three dimensional images of the retina for use in research of neurological disease and the monitoring of drug complications involving the retina.
Tallaght Hospital has not previously had a dedicated space to cater for such patients. The new room has three fully equipped examination bays two comfortable armchairs for patients requiring prolonged periods of observation or administration of treatments.
Dr Richard Walsh, Consultant Neurologist at Tallaght Hospital said: “We are extremely proud to be opening this dedicated unit today. This facility will undoubtedly further enhance our ability to provide care to our patients in an efficient manner and in a comfortable environment. It is also fitting that this important unit is named after Dr Raymond Murphy who gave many years of service to neurology in Tallaght Hospital, which is now reflected throughout the country where his influence continues in the many neurologists he trained during his career. I am delighted that he is here with his family today to officially open the unit. I must also thank the Meath Foundation and Novartis who have provided all the funding to make this project possible.”
Fiona Cullinan Franchise Head Novartis Ireland commented “ This is an exciting project which we are honoured and proud to support. The patients will now experience a bright and comfortable environment”