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Employee Supports


Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Service provides a confidential counselling support and referral service for all staff with personal or work related difficulties.  Advice and guidance is available to mangers in dealing with staff welfare issues.  The Employee Assistance Service also provides formal structured support to groups of staff who have experienced stress reactions as a result of a critical incident in the work place.

The HSE Employee Assistance (EAP) is free of charge and is available to all employees for support with both personal and work-related concerns.  A wide range of issues is dealt with by EAP, including:

-          Stress at work

-          Difficult relationships in work (including bullying)

-          Traumatic events (e.g. assault, suicide)

-          Addictions

-          Personal issues outside of work (e.g. bereavement, relationships).

Contact CUH EAP Office: 

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Employee Relations

The HR department in CUH works closely and is supported by the HSE South/South West Employee Relations Department who may be contacted at 021-4928575.

The Employee Relations Department is an integral part of the human resources function.  The philosophy of the Employee Relations Department is ‘to define, develop and manage the collective relationships between the HSE South, its employees and trade unions.’  This would include managing and leading negotiations and consultations with unions, staff representatives and employee bodies.  Expert advice and support is also provided on areas such as employment legislation, policies and procedures, best practice human resource management, terms and conditions of employment, statutory entitlements and employee benefits and concessions, Grievance and Disciplinary issues.  The aim of the Employee Relations Department is to support the line manager and the employee on matters to include change management, revision of rosters, service reconfiguration, workplace resolution, advice/clarification/interpretation of policies and procedures and employment legislation, industrial relations matters, etc. 


Performance and Development

Performance & Development Service, HSE South offer learning and development opportunities alongside facilitating tailored supports designed in consultation with the specific service team. The P&D Service Manager is Michele Bermingham.

Staff Induction: There are a number of stages to Induction to support staff in their role: 

Pre Employment Induction– On Line module on HSELanD which contains online learning courses, resources, assessment and planning tools, to support you in your current job role and with personal and professional development.

Local/Departmental Induction– To be provided by your Line Manager/Supervisor in the first days/weeks of employment

Site Induction– Provided by your Hospital/Service Area (where applicable)

Corporate Induction– Provided by Performance & Development, overview of larger organisation and where you fit within same, overview of services available to you, Salaries, ER, Quality & Risk, Stress Management, Employee Assistance, Wellness at Work, Learning Opportunities, Consumer Affairs, Complaints process etc..

If you are interested in exploring possible supports please contact the Performance & Development team at Performance&Development@hse.ie or telephone 021-4921213.


Occupational Health

The Occupational Health Department aims to promote and maintain the physical, mental and social well-being of employees. The department looks at how work and work surroundings may affect people’s health and also how their health may affect their ability to cope with their work.

Occupational Health (OH) provides a confidential independent advisory service whose role is to provide impartial advice regarding fitness for work to line managers, aimed at assisting employees to regain their good health and return to a suitable job as soon as their recovery allows. It is a preventative service not a treatment service and is not a substitute to attending your General Practitioner. OH services seek to benefit both employees and their employer.

The emphasis of the services provided is on the protection of employees from the possible adverse effects of work-related activity and on health promotion.

CUH Occupational Health Department: Phone 021 4922019/018 Fax 021 4922096

Further Information>>


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Last Modified Date: 02/04/2020 09:00:57