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Frank dolphin hse chairman's speech to national healthcare conference 2011

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Dr. Frank Dolphin HSE Chairman address the National Healthcare Conference on March 24th 2011 in Dublin.

Dr. Frank Dolphin HSE Chairman address the National Healthcare Conference on March 24th 2011 in Dublin.

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  • 1. National Healthcare Conference 2011 Dr. Frank Dolphin Chairman HSE
  • 2.
    • 2 out of every 5 people have medical cards
    • Over 1.1m presentations to our 33 Emergency Departments
    • In 2010 we treated over 1.3 million patients in our hospitals
    • 10,000 older people received a Home Care Package
  • 3.
    • Over 11 million home help hours were provided to 54,011 clients
    • 74,418 babies delivery safely in 2010 -26% by caesarean
    • 17,249 patients received orthodontic treatment
    • GP out of hours services dealt with almost 900,000 contacts
  • 4.
    • 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.
  • 5.
    • Some real progress has been made
    • In 2010 over 1.3 million patients were treated in hospital.
    • This represents a 4% increase over 2009 i.e. almost 50,000 more patients treated while reducing bed capacity by 1%
  • 6.
    • 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8.
    • The number of people over the age of 65 is projected to increase from over 500,000 now to over 1.3million in the next 30 years
  • 9.
    • Primary Care Teams - provide services for over 2.8 million people, with 2,615 HSE staff members and over 1,300 GPs participating.
  • 10.
    • The effects of alcohol accounts for:
    • over 10% of all general inpatient hospital costs,
    • 14% of psychiatric hospital costs,
    • 7% of GP costs
    • Up to 30% of emergency department costs.
  • 11.
    • For 2007, the total costs imposed by alcohol on the public health care system were estimated at €1.2 billion (CMO 2010)
    • That is more than we spent on mental health services last year !!!!
  • 12. National Healthcare Conference 2011 Dr. Frank Dolphin Chairman HSE