A Research and Education (R&E) Group was set up at Naas General Hospital in 2005. The objectives of the group at the time were:
• To increase awareness of research and education which is ongoing; to facilitate the establishment of a multidisciplinary forum to disseminate information on any research and new developments in the hospital.
The group use different vehicles to achieve the above objective e.g.
Organisation of monthly lunchtime educational session
Links to outside educational organisations.
Links to outside companies.
External educational sessions from agencies outside Naas General Hospital
Audio-Visual links to other agencies
Educational equipment in the educational area
Training sessions for staff
External sessions provided by Naas General Hospital to other hospitals.
A multidisciplinary staff group was set up and this group meets quarterly to plan and monitor the above activities.
Naas General Hospital is now an affiliated teaching hospital with the Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College. The R&E group within the hospital will continue to assist and support further research and education within the hospital.