Focus on quality and safety

Healthcare Quality and Safety

Everyone using healthcare services should be confident that their experience will be a safe one. We promote safety and quality in the provision of healthcare services for the benefit of services users. We do this through:

  • Setting standards on safety and quality in healthcare
  • Monitor healthcare services to ensure these standards are being met
  • If we believe there is a serious risk to the health and welfare of healthcare service users then we may undertake an investigation into safety, quality and standards of healthcare services.
  • Providing advice to the Minister for Health and Children and to the Health Service Executive.
  • Operating schemes aimed at ensuring safety and quality.
  • Engaging on patient safety initiatives at national and international level.

We always publish standards and the reports of our monitoring reviews on our website.