Concern expressed at number of attacks on HSE staff

2,063 attacks have taken place on HSE staff in the CHO Area 1 which includes Sligo Leitrim, Donegal as well as parts of Cavan and Monaghan.

987 HSE staff were attacked in the CHO area in 2022 while the figure for 2021 was reported to be 1,076.

The combined figures for the past two years which were released to the Irish Daily Star under the freedom of information act shows the CHO area 1 has the highest number of attacks on HSE staff in the Country.

Sligo Councillor Dónal Gilroy is a member of the Regional Health Forum West.

He says the majority of attacks are taking place outside of hospital settings: