The HSE 2006 Annual Report illustrates how the HSE delivered an increased level of services within the resources approved including:
- 594,059 inpatients treated;
- 542,671 day cases treated;
- 1,268,991 emergency department attendances;
- 2,778,602 outpatient attendances;
- 62,745 births;
- 11,430,570 home help hours delivered.
Good progress was made in 2006 towards reconfiguring hospital and community-based services to improve patient care and safety. 5,300 more people received home care packages and the HSE is now providing long-stay care for an additional 1,050 people.
“2006 was the year the HSE started to introduce greater consistency and accountability and thanks to the tremendous commitment and efforts of thousands of staff, we provided many excellent services, many services have improved and others will continue to get better,” said Professor Brendan Drumm CEO of the HSE.