The Health Service Executive of Ireland (HSE)
The Health Service Executive (HSE) of Ireland is the public corporate body in charge of providing health and personal social services in Ireland. It provides services based on a service plan, which is agreed on an annual basis with the Department of Health on behalf of the Government.
The HSE provides services directly and also contracts a range of voluntary and private providers to provide services on its behalf. Services are delivered across acute hospital and community based services with health promotion and prevention being a key fundamental aspect of the HSE’s business.
The HSE provides integrated care services to older Irish people including frail adults based on a needs assessment across primary, secondary and social care and is leading Work Package 5 ‘Knowing Frailty at Population Level’.
The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) is the leading university in the West of Ireland with over 17,000 students and over 2000 members of staff. NUIG is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world (QS world rankings & Times Higher Education for 2016) and is among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world.
The university was founded in 1845 and is a member of the Coimbra Group of universities. NUIG will provide the research expertise to support the Work Package 5.