Our Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Ireland: by keeping people healthy; providing the healthcare people need; delivering high quality services and getting best value from health system resources.
Improving access to home support is a priority for the Government, and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly TD, acknowledges concerns and queries raised in the past number of days in relation to home support services. Over the past four years the Government has overseen a considerable increase of nearly €140 million
The Open Beds Report provides a summary of the average numbers of open inpatient beds and day beds/places in the acute hospital system based on data provided by the HSE. The report will be published on the Department website each month. Read the March 2019 Open Beds Report here.
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As part of a whole-of-Government response to Brexit, Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has outlined a comprehensive and coordinated set of preparations to ensure the continuity of health services and supply of medical products in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
This work involves the Department of Health, the HSE, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and other agencies engaging in intensive Brexit preparedness and contingency planning.