Improving the performance of Emergency Departments, particularly in relation to patient waiting times, is a priority for the HSE.
The vast majority of hospitals have responded positively to the challenge and many are performing very well. To recognise and support these achievements the HSE is introducing '100 Plus', a national scheme to reward hospitals that are maintaining high performing Emergency Departments. Under the scheme, the HSE will fund the appointment of up to 100 new Category I Consultant posts for hospitals that are meeting the HSE's Emergency Department targets (see page 3). All hospitals with Emergency Departments are eligible to apply and funding will be allocated based on performance during the winter months against these targets. Funding will be announced early next year.