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Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

HSE staff disability survey

Open from 29 February to 21 March 2024.

We need to better understand how disability affects people at work so we can support staff with disabilities. The survey is for all HSE staff members, regardless of whether or not you have a disability.

Take the survey and give your feedback on disability in the workplace.

If you complete the survey, you’ll be able to enter a draw for 1 of 6 sets of €300 One4All vouchers.

The survey is anonymous and confidential.

Download the HSE staff disability survey poster to display in your workplace (A4, PDF,1 pg, 275.34KB)

Contact diversity.hr@hse.ie for support.

Listen to staff discuss the importance of understanding disability in the workplace

Updates and information on diversity, equality, and inclusion in the HSE.


International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place on Friday 8 March 2024.

Women make up 78% of our workforce.

Read what International Women’s Day means to our colleagues in the HSE [link not yet available]

Email diversity.hr@hse.ie for more information on inclusion in the workplace.

International Day of People with Disabilities HSE webinar

International Day of People with Disabilities HSE webinar (video)
Listen to our expert panel discuss the importance of inclusive communications for disability in the workplace and supports available for staff.

Contact diversity.hr@hse.ie for more information on Le Chéile Network and the supports available.

Diversity Equality and Inclusion (DEI) team

We help in creating a culture where employees are valued and supported, and work in an environment free from discrimination.

We help the organisation to improve the recruitment, support and retention of employees across all diversity grounds, including disability. This is done through awareness-raising and developing the HSE as an employer of choice for diverse groups.

Support with diversity, equality and inclusion enquiries

We provide advice and support to managers and staff on diversity, equality and inclusion enquiries.

In 2022, we received over 200 enquiries from managers and staff on a range of topics including:

  • diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives and policies
  • HSE staff support networks for employees who are LGBTQIA+, from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability
  • equality legislation
  • reasonable accommodations from staff with disabilities
  • inclusive communications and terminology

Further information is available in the 2022 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Enquiry Annual Report (PDF, 844 KB, 5 pages). All enquiries are treated confidentially and reporting is based on anonymised data only.

For queries about diversity, equality and inclusion; and advice and support email diversity.hr@hse.ie


The HSE is an equal opportunities employer.

As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to treating our employees equally in relation to:

  • age
  • civil status
  • disability
  • ethnicity and race
  • family status
  • gender
  • membership of the Traveller community
  • religion
  • sexual orientation

We treat our employees equally in:

  • recruitment
  • pay
  • conditions
  • training
  • work experience
  • career progression

Our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy sets out a number of priorities to enhance the way the HSE recruits, plans and develops its workforce. This applies to potential and existing employees regardless of their diversity background. The DEI Strategy runs to the end of 2024 and supports the overall Health Services People Strategy.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy (PDF, 517 KB, 9 pages)

Contact DEI team