The nine new Community Health Organisations have received total budgets of €4bn for 2016.
CHOs cover primary care, social care (involving services for older persons and for persons with a disability), mental health and health and wellbeing and it is envisaged that they will provide more integrated access to specialist services in social care, mental health and health and well being.
The Primary Care Network is seen as the fundamental unit or organisation for the delivery of services – with a network of 90 Primary Care Networks for the country, each providing services to approximately 50,000 people and each CHO having an average of 10 networks to support groups of Primary Care Teams.
CHO Chief Officers have full responsibility and accountability for the delivery of all primary, community, social and continuing care services within the catchment area, ensuring the appropriate integration with secondary care services and with all appropriate stakeholders.
The following are the latest details of the nine CHOs which are in the process of bedding down their organisations and appointing management teams.
CHO Area 1 serves – Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan
Chief Officer – John Hayes.
Address – An Clochar, Ballyshannon Health Campus , College Street , Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.
Management Team – An interim management team for CHO 1 is in place pending recruitment of Heads of Divisions and Business Management Functions. Recruitment is currently underway for these positions.
Budget – €358 million
CHO Area 2 serves Galway, Mayo and Roscommon
Chief Officer – Tony Canavan.
Address Block B. Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway N91 N973
Management Team – Being Appointed
Budget – €411 million
CHO Area 3 – HSE Mid West, serves Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary/ East Limerick
Chief Officer – Bernard Gloster
Address – 31-33 Catherine Street, Limerick
Management Team – An interim management team for CHO 3 is in place pending recruitment of Heads of Divisions and Business Management Functions. Recruitment is currently underway for these positions.
Budget – €336.4m
CHO Area 4 serves Kerry, North Cork, North Lee, South Lee and West Cork
Chief Officer – Ger Reaney
Address – Health Service Executive, Model Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork.
Management Team – Being recruited.
Budget- €566.605 million
CHO Area 5 serves South Tipperary, Carlow Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford
Chief Officer – Aileen Colley
Address – HSE Administration Offices, Lacken, Kilkenny.
Management Team – An interim management team is in place, pending recruitment of Heads of Divisions and Business Management Functions. Recruitment is currently under way for these positions.
Budget – €392.05 million
CHO Area 6 serves Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin South East
Chief Officer – Martina Queally
Address –, 6, Community Care, Vergemount Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin 6
Management Team – Heads of Service being recruited.
Budget – €394.3 million
CHO Area 7 – Kildare/West Wicklow, Dublin West, Dublin South City and Dublin South West
Chief Officer David Walsh
Address – Oak House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. W91KDC2.
Management Team – Being recruited
Budget – €480.6 million
CHO Area 8 serves Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth and Meath
Chief Officer – Pat Bennett
Address – HSE Central Office, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Management Team – Being Appointed
CHO Area 9 serves Dublin North City and County.
Chief Officer – Gerry O’Neill
Address – Swords Business Campus, Balheary Road, Swords, Co Dublin.
Management Team – An interim management team is in place pending the appointment of the Heads of Service.
Budget – €617.61m