Haughton Institute Opens

Posted on: 03 June 1998

The Minister for State at the Department of Health and Children, Dr. Tom Moffatt, T.D. officially launched the Haughton Institute at a ceremony in Trinity College Dublin on 3rd June 1998.

The Haughton Institute which is a Postgraduate Institute for Education and Training grew out of discussions between the Faculty of Health Sciences in Trinity College and the two associated Teaching Hospital complexes, St. James’s Hospital and the new Hospital at Tallaght, i.e. the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital.

It was felt that a vibrant market, both at home and abroad, existed which could be exploited if the richness of resources available to the combination of the University and the two Teaching Hospitals were galvanised and brought together within the framework of a single institutional arrangement. To allow this happen a formal proposal was developed to establish the Haughton Institute.

The activities of the Institute are not intended to replace or compete with activities that are central to, or important to, the Departments in any of the three Institutions. Rather, the Institute is intended to act in a supportive and facilitating role with respect to the promotion of new developments, their validation, administration, management, and marketing. The central objective of the Institute is to facilitate the creation of vibrant, national and international activity in areas such as:

  • Postgraduate Education and Training
  • Management and Funding Research
  • Service Development and Consultancy.

The Institute is named in memory of Samuel Haughton, a 19th century polymath who, among other things, pioneered many aspects of Biomechanics and was Registrar of the Trinity College Medical School