By Meadhbh McHugh
The School of Medicine and Peamount, which delivers health and social care services to the community, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow both institutions to cooperate in teaching and research, and provide undergraduate and postgraduate training and education in medicine.
Peamount is an independent, voluntary organisation that works in partnership with the HSE to provide rehabilitation services for the elderly in addition to continuing care for young persons with a disability, adults with intellectual disability and respiratory illnesses.
Peamount and TCD have set up a Joint Education Training and Research Advisory Group, to examine collaboration between the institutions in medicine, nursing and allied health professions, with a view to developing undergraduate and post graduate education and research opportunities which will meet Peamount’s Rehabilitation and Continuing Care objectives. “The teaching agreement between Peamount and TCD’s School of Medicine is an extremely positive step towards achieving our vision of a Centre of Excellence in Rehabilitation and Continuing Care” commented Peamount Chief Executive, Robin Mullan.
Trinity’s Head of School of Medicine and Vice Provost for Medical Affairs, Professor Dermot Kelleher said “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with Peamount with respect to teaching and research. We see the synergies between the Peamount tradition of excellence in rehabilitation, and TCD’s focus in providing enormous opportunities to benefit patient outcomes.” The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between both institutions.