Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, visited Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown and met new nurses who have been recruited by the hospital as part of its ongoing drive to increase nurse numbers. 18 nurses graduated from Connolly Hospital in 2015 of whom 16 have been appointed on permanent contracts to the hospital in November 2015 to support frontline services and increasing bed capacity. The Minister also gave a ‘Grand Rounds’ address to doctors on the theme of politics and medicine during his visit.
Connolly Hospital is part of the RCSI Hospitals Group which also includes Beaumont Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, Cavan General Hospital, Rotunda Hospital, Louth County Hospital and Monaghan Hospital. The academic partner of RCSI Hospitals is the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Dublin City University is also an academic partner of Connolly Hospital.