From the 1st September 2016 all new Home Care Packages approved by the HSE will be provided by organisations that have been approved by the HSE following a detailed tender process.
The 32 approved providers, appointed under the 2016 tender process meet a required level of national standards. However it is important to note that existing providers also provide a quality service work under agreed standards, which are monitored by staff in the local health office.
Each of the 9 Community Health Organisations across the country have a number of approved providers available to provide service to clients locally where the HSE is not in a position to provide the service directly. The new arrangements apply only to clients whose Home Care Package is approved from the 1st September 2016. Arrangements for clients currently receiving home care services will not be affected.
A home care package may be approved following a care needs assessment by a local health professional. Clients choose their service provider from the list of approved providers in their area and the HSE advises clients to include a number of choices should their first choice not be in a position to deliver the service
Find an approved provider in your area
CHO 1 – Cavan/Monaghan, Donegal, Sligo/Leitrim
CHO 2 - Galway. Mayo, Roscommon
CHO 3 - Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary
CHO 4 - Cork & Kerry
CHO 5 - Carlow/Kilkenny, Tipperary SR, Waterford, Wexford
CHO 6 - Dublin South East, Dun Laoghaire, Wicklow
CHO 7 - Dublin South City, Dublin West, Dublin South West, Kildare, West Wicklow
CHO 8 - Laois/Offaly, Longford/Westmeath, Louth, Meath
CHO 9 - Dublin North Central, Dublin North West, Dublin North
Information on how to access a home care package