Minister’s Welcome

Welcome to the new Department of Health website.

As Minister for Health, I take great pride in my role.  We have set out an ambitious programme of reform and I am proud to be working with the staff of this Department and of the health services on delivering on that reform.  This new website is designed to show you – the citizen – the work we are doing and to show you the pride we take in our work.

The health sector is a complex one.  With the launch of our new website, we’ve tried to present the sector as simply as possible. We have divided the site into three main areas – Future Health, Healthy Ireland and Patient Safety.

Future Health is our strategy for reforming the health services, Healthy Ireland is our framework for improving and enhancing the health and wellbeing of people in Ireland and Patient Safety is our initiative for improving healthcare and patient safety in all our health services.

I want you – the citizen – to have all the information you need on our health services because they are your health services.  The redesign of the website represents a start.  We’ll continue to develop and improve the website as we progress with our reform programme.  Our goal is to make this website a reliable source of information on the health services and the health sector.

Please explore the site. You can send us your feedback and questions to and you can follow the Department on Twitter@roinnslainte.