The HSE has published ‘Healthy Ireland in the Health Services’ – an implementation plan for the Healthy Ireland Framework specifically focused on the HSE, its workforce, services and the people its cares for.

The plan outlines three key sector-wide focuses which include

  1. reducing chronic disease
  2. ensuring staff health and wellbeing
  3. implementing system reform

Welcoming the plan, the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar said: “This plan recognises the vital role that HSE staff play in creating a healthier Ireland. It sets out what staff can do in terms of prevention and early intervention. And I’m pleased to see that the HSE is supporting the health and wellbeing of its own staff. As the State’s largest employer, this focus on creating healthier workplaces for its staff is very welcome.”

The plan is packaged to support both national and local level implementation. An online toolkit has been designed to support each Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) and Hospital Group to develop its own local plan and drive the changes required within their own health and social care services.

To view the report and toolkit visit