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Survey about your experience of COVID-19

The survey closed at 5 pm, on 31 July 2020.

Published: 15 July 2020

A survey about your experience of COVID-19 - survey closed on 31 July at 5 pm. 

COVID 19 has had a significant impact on how we live our lives, how we interact, how we work, and how we look after ourselves. It has also changed the HSE, in terms of how we operate day-to-day. Over the last couple of months, we have experienced radical and fast-paced change.

As we emerge from lockdown restrictions and move towards the resumption of health services in a COVID 19 environment, we want to examine how ways of working in the health service have changed since the beginning of COVID-19.

This survey is the first stage of a two-part study. We want to gather staff opinions across the organisation, identify key changes to work since the beginning of COVID-19, and identify which practices have worked well during this period. We want to hear about your experience, how you adapted, what the changes meant to you, and what we can learn from for the future.

The survey is now closed

The survey closed at 5 pm, on Friday 31 July 2020.

The survey was anonymous, participants were asked for their names and work email addresses to access the survey. This was to verify that participants were health services employee but this will not be linked to the completed surveys in any way.

We will only use your data to gain insights about staff experience during COVID-19 and we will handle it in accordance with data protection legislation.

This survey is being conducted by Core Research, an independent company, on behalf of the HSE Executive Management Team and National HR.

Focus groups in part two

Every day, during this pandemic we see examples of staff’s flexibility, taking ownership and problem solving across services and across hospital and community areas. In the second part of this study, we will speak with staff groups to understand the detail behind new work practices since the beginning of COVID-19. 

The findings from this study will inform recovery planning and the redesign of services over the coming months