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Table 1 Pattern of staffing of community-based health professionals nationally (Ireland)

From: Community-based post-stroke service provision and challenges: a national survey of managers and inter-disciplinary healthcare staff in Ireland

  Estimated no. of staff posts per region* [N] Grades Vacant posts % [N]
Manager % [N] Senior % [N] Basic % [N]
Public health nursing [N: 7/32 LHO areas] 319 [279.3] 4 [12] 22 [62] 71 [197***] 3 [8.5]
Physiotherapy [N:13/32 LHO areas] 94 [153.6] 8 [12] 79 [121.6] 7 [20] 6 [10]
Occupational Therapy [N: 2 HSE regions] 38 [77.0] 11 [8.4] 8 [63.2] 7 [5.5] 18 [13.9]
Social Work** [N: all HSE regions] 0.5 [2] 50 [1] 50 [1] 0 [0] [N/A]
Dietetics [N: all HSE regions] 20 [80.4] 11 [9] 81 [64.4] 8 [7] 9 [7.6]
Speech & Language Therapy [N: 27/32 LHO areas] 67 [225.7] 11 [23.8] 62 [141.5] 27 [60.4] 13 [30]
Psychology [N: approx. 60% LHO areas] 8 [20] 15 [3] 49 [10] 34 [7] 2 [0.5]
  1. Bold figures represent estimated number per region.
  2. * (wholetime equivalent per health care region).
  3. * *These are social workers for adults – community based social work generic posts not involved in child protection.