ST. JAMES’S HOSPITAL, Dublin 8
St. James’s Hospital occupies a place at the forefront of the Irish health sector. It has a clearly established identity as a hospital serving the acute health needs of our local community, in addition to providing an extensive range of highly specialist services regionally and nationally. We are committed to improving the health outcomes and experiences of patients through the leadership of our staff and by working with our partners in healthcare.
St. James’s Hospital is the largest Academic Teaching Hospital in the Republic of Ireland, enjoying strong links with the University of Dublin (Trinity College). With 1,000 beds, more than 3,800 staff and an annual turnover of over €420m, by international standards St. James’s is a substantial acute hospital service provider. However, its profile is not related purely to its scale, but to the visibility of its services and expertise on a national level. It occupies a prominent position in the public eye, and is recognised as placing a high emphasis on innovation and excellence of delivery.
Fig 1: Speciality Services at St. James’s Hospital
St. James’s is one of eight designated national cancer centres in the country. It is the largest in terms of activity encompassing a number of national cancer care services. It is this unique position that has enhanced the collaborative commitment of St. James’s and Trinity College to develop and evolve a comprehensive Cancer Institute dedicated to improving the care and outcomes of patients with cancer.
The campus at St. James’s is an evolving healthcare campus offering a hub of services designed to meet patient’s needs. The hospital has several national centres and institutions on its campus including TCD’s Health Sciences Building which incorporates schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Radiotherapy and Clinical Nutrition studies. St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network and the Wellcome Trust/HRB Clinical Research Facility are also situated on the site (Fig 2). The hospital welcomes and looks forward to the opening of the National Children’s Hospital in 2021, Phase 2 of the St. Lukes Radiation Centre, and the transfer of the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital facility to the campus. The development together with key stakeholders of a long-term capital investment plan for our campus is a critical priority.
The vision for St. James’s Hospital into the future is to be a leading healthcare organisation, nationally and internationally and to improve health outcomes through collaboration and innovation. To achieve this we will develop clear models of integrated services and care pathways: strengthen education, research and innovation to support clinical practice and to be an employer of choice in healthcare in Ireland.
Fig 2: St. James’s Healthcare Campus
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Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist To develop and manage a Speech and Language Therapy service in Radiation Oncology speciality area -works to a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language therapist level leading the service within this area.