There were 5,727 children in care in Ireland, the majority of which (89%) were cared for by foster carers. and 8% are in residential care and the legal fees for this alone cost us in the region of 18 million
Life expectancy for men is 0.7 years greater than the 2007 EU average (76.8), while for women it 0.5 years higher (81.6).
Of the 108,000 HSE employees 48% are employed in primary and community services, 45% work in acute hospitals 3% work in national corporate services such as finance, procurement, HR etc, and the remaining 4% are in other service areas such as the National Cancer Control Programme, pre hospital care services.
A major theme of the HSE’s Service Plan 2011 is the implementation of the national clinical programmes
For 2011 we are budgeted to reduce our costs by €680m while doing everything not to impact on the front line
Total Reductions €962m Total Increases €279m Net adjustment €683m 13,456.7 Total 10.5 57.0 36.0 -17.0 -55.0 -2.3 56.4 Other Adjustments National Cancer Screening Service- transfer Superannuation Clinical Indemnity Scheme (States Claims Agency) Long-Stay Repayments Scheme Pandemic Dormant Accounts Funding for priority areas -200.0 Non Pay Procurement -90.0 -152.0 29.0 -21.5 Pay Recruitment Moratorium Exit Programme Additional pension costs due to exit package 4% levy on pensioners 90.0 -424.0 Additional Medical Cards Reductions Community (Demand led ) Schemes 14,139,64 2010 Gross Current Estimate € m