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|
|North West Dublin
North Central Dublin
Dublin South East
Dublin South City
|Dublin South West
|HSE South||Cork South Lee
Cork North Lee
Tipperary North/East Limerick
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|