The Health Service Executive published its Emergency Department (ED) Task Force Report on June 1st 2007.
The Emergency Department (ED) Task Force Report recommends the introduction of further targets in relation to waiting times in Emergency Departments commencing with a 12 hour target (from decision to admit) in 2007.
Ultimately, a total wait time target of 6 hours from admission to discharge from the emergency department is to be set for all patients. Many of the issues identified by the Taskforce have already been addressed by the HSE’s recent Winter Initiative.
You can view or download the report on this page. This publication has been divided for ease of download.