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Health Service Executive (HSE)

The Health Service Executive is a large organisation of over 100,000 people, whose job is to run all of the public health services in Ireland. The HSE manages services through a structure designed to put patients and clients at the centre of the organisation.

The HSE Code of Governance provides an overview of the principles, policies, procedures and guidelines by which the HSE directs and controls its functions and manages its business, it is intended to guide the Board, the management team and all those working within the HSE and the agencies funded by the HSE, in performing their duties to the highest standards of accountability, integrity and propriety.

The HSE Code of Governance was first approved by the Minister for Health and Children in 2007. The Code has been reviewed and updated in line with best practice and to ensure it meets the requirements of the Code of Practice for the Governance of State bodies (2009). The revised Code was approved by the Minster for Health in August 2011.

Each of the HSE's four administrative areas has a Regional Health Forum, which includes representatives from the city and county councils within that area.

HSE regions Local health offices
HSE Dublin
North East
North West Dublin
North Central Dublin
North Dublin
Cavan/Monaghan
Louth
Meath
HSE Dublin
Mid-Leinster
Dublin South
Dublin South East
Dublin South City
Dublin South West
Dublin West
Kildare/West Wicklow
Wicklow
Longford/Westmeath
Laois/Offaly
HSE South Cork South Lee
Cork North Lee
West Cork
North Cork
Kerry
Carlow/Kilkenny
Tipperary South
Waterford
Wexford
HSE West Donegal
Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan
Galway
Mayo
Roscommon
Tipperary North/East Limerick
Limerick
Clare

In the case of data presented by region, treatment data refers to the areas covered by the regional drugs task forces (RDTFs), together with the local drugs task forces (LDTFs) within their boundaries, as follows:

Drugs Task Force Area included
ECRDTF East Coast Regional Drugs Task Force (DTF) South-east Dublin city and county and East Wicklow, including the two LDTF areas within these boundaries
MRDTF Midland Regional DTF Counties Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath
MWRDTF Mid West Regional DTF Counties Clare and Limerick, and North Tipperary
NDRDTF North Dublin City and County Regional DTF North Dublin city and county, including the five LDTF areas within these boundaries
NERDTF North Eastern Regional DTF Counties Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan
NWRDTF North West Regional DTF Counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo, and north-west Cavan
SERDTF South East Regional DTF Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, and South Tipperary,
SRDTF Southern Regional DTF Counties Cork and Kerry, including the Cork LDTF area
SWRDTF South Western Regional DTF South-west Dublin, west Wicklow and County Kildare, including the six LDTF areas within these boundaries
WRDTF Western Region DTF Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon

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