Hospitals in Ireland 2000-2017

There were 86 hospitals in Ireland in 2016, 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 2018, there were almost 65.7 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 4.25 thousand in 2018. 

Spending indicators on health

Ireland’s expenditure on healthcare was 7.1 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 12.2 percent of its GDP in this year. 

Number of hospitals in Ireland from 2000 to 2017

Number of hospitals
2011 98
2010 99
2009 *101
2008 176
2007 176
2006 178
2005 179
2004 179
2003 181
2002 182
2001 183
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Break in series.

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

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