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Hospitals in Ireland 2000-2018

There were 86 hospitals in Ireland in 2018, the lowest number in the country since the start of the provided time interval. The number of hospitals in Ireland had been declining steadily since the year 2000 but experienced a significant drop between 2008 and 2009.

Healthcare employees in Ireland

Over the period since 2000, the number of health employees has been increasing in Ireland. In 2019, there were almost 69.4 thousand employees in hospitals in Ireland, an increase of over 23 thousand from the year 2000. While in the period since 2000 the number of general practitioners in Ireland has more than doubled to 4.1 thousand in 2019. 

Spending indicators on health

Ireland’s expenditure on healthcare was 7.2 percent of GDP in 2017. In comparison to other European countries, Ireland ranks relatively low on health expenditure. Switzerland had the highest share of expenditure on health, spending 12.1 percent of its GDP in the year 2019. 

Number of hospitals in Ireland from 2000 to 2018

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Break in series.

The source did not provide any data from 2013 to 2015.

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