|HSE launches Health Services Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan
On Friday, 7th July 2023, Bernard Gloster, HSE CEO launched the Health Services Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan 2023 – 2027. The plan sets out how the health service and partners will work to promote health and wellbeing to the public, patients, service users and staff in the coming years, to support people to live longer and healthier while also preventing chronic disease.
Building on the work done by the HSE in recent years to promote the health and wellbeing, the Healthy Ireland Implementation plan commits to ongoing and further enhancement of wellbeing initiatives across a variety of policy areas such as;
• Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Sexual Health
• Staff Health and Wellbeing
• Healthy Eating and Active Living.
Bernard Gloster, HSE CEO, said: “This plan is another key step forward to achieve the goals of the Healthy Ireland Framework. The HSE recognises the importance of embedding health and wellbeing in health service delivery and taking a life course approach from childhood to healthy ageing. It identifies the benefits of further strengthening partnership and community working while recognising the dependency and the need to focus on staff personal health and wellbeing.”
Speaking at the launch of the plan, Dr Philip Crowley, HSE National Director Strategy and Research, said: “Investing in Prevention and Early Intervention provides huge returns for our health service. Up to 80% of cases of coronary heart disease, 90% of type 2 diabetes cases, and one-third of cancers can be avoided by adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours.