The Health Service Executive
: Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte
) is responsible for the provision of healthcare providing health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland
, with public funds. The Executive was established by the Health Act, 2004 and came into official operation on January 1, 2005. It replaces the ten regional Health Boards
, the Eastern Regional Health Authority and a number of other different agencies and organisations. The Minister for Health and Children
has overall responsibility for the Executive in Government
. The HSE is Ireland's largest employer with over 100,000 direct employees, and another 40,000 in funded health care organisations. It has an annual budget of over €14 billion, more than any other public sector organisation.
The HSE provides health and social services to everyone living in Ireland. Its services are delivered to young and old, in hospitals, health facilities and in communities across the country. The HSE website at www.hse.ie provides a wide range of information on the services provided, and information on how to access them.
The site provides a list of every public hospital in Ireland, along with the 8 designated Cancer Centres, in Hospitals & Cancer Control. If you are looking for any Urgent Care or Out of Hours Services you will find many... Read More