Publications

Department of Health Open Beds Report March 2019

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.

Agreement on GP Contractual Reform

The Department of Health, the HSE and the IMO have reached agreement on a set of measures on the provision of new services, including a structured chronic disease management programme, commencing in 2020, which will benefit over 430,000 Medical Card and GP Visit Card patients over the next four years. Under the Agreement, GPs will

Terms of the CervicalCheck Non-Disclosure Ex-Gratia Scheme

The terms of the CervicalCheck non-disclosure ex-gratia Scheme were approved by Government on the 11th of March 2019, including an Independent Assessment Panel comprising a retired High Court Judge (who will act as Chair), an independent clinician and a person of good standing. The Chair of the Independent Assessment Panel is retired High Court Judge,

Sláintecare Action Plan Report Q1 Deliverables

Sláintecare will deliver a health and social care service that meets the needs of our population and attracts and retains the very best healthcare professionals, managers and staff. Over a ten-year period, we will deliver a universal health service that offers the right care, in the right place, at the right time, with a priority

Primary Care Centres – Progress Report

The Irish healthcare system was built to tackle accidental injuries or episodic diseases. Its current hospital-centric configuration is not suited to the changing demographic profile and health needs of the country, in which people are living longer but there is a greater prevalence of chronic conditions. Many of these conditions require preventative care and ongoing

Department of Health Open Beds Report February 2019

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. Open Beds Report – February 2019.  

Smile agus Sláinte – National Oral Health Policy

Good oral health is an integral part of our general health and wellbeing, and important to our enjoyment of life. We need a health service that supports us to have our best oral health, from birth to old age. Smile agus Sláinte provides the guiding principles to transform our current oral healthcare service. Smile agus Sláinte will

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