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Health Service Executive. (2015) Health service performance report March 2015. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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Social Inclusion - Access (p.68)
The number of clients in receipt of opioid substitution treatment (outside of prison) (Expected Activity 9,400 Monthly)
• 9,399 March 2015 / YTD, 9,250 March 2014 / YTD (2% increase) (n=149)
• Variance from expected activity 0% (n=1)

No. of clients in receipt of opioid substitution treatment (prisons) (Expected Activity 490)
• 563 March 2015 / YTD, 475 March 2014 / YTD (19% increase) (n=88)
• Variance from expected activity 15% (n=73)

9,399 patients received Opioid Substitute Treatment (excluding prisons) for the March reporting period which includes (3,991) patients being treated by 344 GPs in the community.
Opioid Substitute Treatment was dispensed by 635 pharmacies catering for 6,434 patients for the reporting period.
At the end of the March reporting period there were 74 HSE clinics providing Opioid Substitute Treatment and an additional 11 prisons clinics were provided in the prison service.
52 new patients commenced Opioid Substitute Treatment during the March reporting period (5 in General Practice, 32 in HSE clinics and 15 in the prison clinics)

No. and % of substance misusers (over 18 years) for whom treatment has commenced within one calendar month following assessment (Target 100%)
• 1,130 March 2015 (94%) YTD, 1,188, March 2014 (97%) YTD (-5% decrease) (n=58)
• Variance from expected activity 3% (n=30)
1,130 people over 18 years commenced treatment following assessment during the reporting period. 94% received their treatment within one calendar month (CHO 1, 2, 4, 6 are 100%, CHO 5 is 98%, CHO 7 is 93%, CHO 8 is 84%, and CHO 3.66%).

No. and % of substance misusers (under 18 years) for whom treatment has commenced within one week following assessment (Target 100%)
• 76 March 2015 (96%) YTD, 86 March 2014 (99%) YTD (-12% decrease) (n=10)
• Variance from expected activity 153% (n=46)
76 people under 18 years commenced treatment following assessment during the reporting period. 96% received their treatment within one week (CHO 1, 3, 5, 6, 7).

No. and % of individual service users admitted to homeless emergency accommodation hostels / facilities whose health needs have been assessed as part of a Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) within two weeks of admission (Target 85%)
• 1,224 of 1,511 (81%) March 2015 YTD, 1,308 of 1,868 (70%) March 2014 YTD (-6% decrease) (n=84)
• Variance from expected activity -5% (n=59)

P.69
No. of individuals attending pharmacy needle exchange per month (Expected Activity 700)
• 1,415 March 2015 YTD, 1,141 March 2014 / YTD (23% increase) (n=274)
• Variance from expected activity 100% (n=715)
Recruitment of pharmacies is complete as service user needs have been met i.e. pharmacies are in place in major towns/cities and smaller towns where a need was identified outside of the Dublin Addiction Service Areas. This will remain under review.

Cost of methadone treatment, year to date – p.73

Tobacco (p.9)
 Up to end of March 2015;
 2,979 smokers received intensive smoking cessation support.
 347 frontline healthcare staff were trained in brief intervention smoking cessation.
 The number of sales to minors, test purchases carried out was 120


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