Dear Colleagues,


Yesterday the HSE  launched the Winter Plan for 2018/19. This plan reinforces the need for to prepare staff,  patients and  families for Winter and to become “Winter Ready”. This is particularly important for the 60% of people over the age of 50 who are living with a chronic condition such as asthma, COPD, Diabetes and Heart Failure. Along with patients living with cancer and immunosuppression, people with chronic conditions are more vulnerable to infection and need to protect themselves this winter.


Help us all to stay well this winter and share our Winter Ready Checklist for patients with Chronic Conditions with your patients and colleagues.



Yours sincerely

Anne O’ Connor

Deputy  Director General Operations