The HSE launches three-year Corporate Plan

HSE Press Release: 02nd March 2021

This Plan sets out key actions to improve our health service and public health and well-being

The HSE has today, 02nd March 2021, launched its three-year Corporate Plan. The plan has been developed by the Board of the HSE, endorsed by the Minister of Health and is based on extensive research and consultation with staff, stakeholders and the public. Our patients, staff and service users are at the centre of our work and this Plan builds on this ethos.

Ciarán Devane, Chair of the HSE Board said “I am delighted on behalf of the board to present the HSE Corporate Plan 2021-2024. While this plan is coming at a unique time, where we have faced unprecedented challenges, we know we have the right ingredients for success- we have a dedicated staff, supportive and caring communities and strong partnerships with our stakeholders.”

The Corporate Plan priorities and goals have been developed to enhance the progress of the Sláintecare vision. The Corporate Plan Focuses on 6 key objectives.* These Objectives are consistent with Sláintecare, our 10 year vision to transform Ireland’s health and social care services.

Paul Reid, CEO, HSE said “Our Corporate Plan comes at a time of significant challenge for all those working in healthcare. Despite these challenges we are determined to turn this plan in to real action, to make improvements and to build and to enhance the progress of the Sláintecare vision.”

This plan seeks to accelerate the digitisation of our health service to improve access, support process improvements, and drive value for money. It is informed by the Programme for Government, the need to reform and improve our health services, the wider COVID-19 environment; the HSE Pandemic Plan and feedback from the consultation process.

The Plan also wants to bring continued progress in many key areas of service delivery, such as women’s health and maternity care, which require our focus and commitment to improvement and are important to our patients and service users.

“The HSE wants to provide the highest quality care and timely access to services and treatments for everybody living in Ireland”, Mr Devane said.  “We want to support and encourage people across all walks of life to stay healthy and well, to live independently and to live longer lives. This plan has been developed to ensure we have a health service that our citizens and staff can be proud of.”

According to Mr Reid: “We have built on our collective experiences of living with and working in a COVID-19 environment.  We have learned from new ways of working with a relentless ‘one team’ focus on patients, service users, families and the public. We will support our staff to develop skills and to innovate and we will bring about a supportive environment that enables a healthy work life balance and a culture where everyone is free to raise concerns. This includes colleagues that the HSE works with such as GPs, those who work in the voluntary sector and in the social care sector.”

Annual plans will be developed to support the objectives in the plan, where progress will be measured and reported on improvements as we work to strengthen the health service. The initial plan, the National Service Plan 2021, was published last week. 


Last updated on: 02 / 03 / 2021