2nd September 2014, HSE
The Health Service Executive, Republic of Ireland, recently published its 6th review of the HSE’s Elder Abuse Services for 2013.
In 2013, the HSE received 2,437 referrals of elder abuse to its service. This represented a marginal decline of 1% in referrals in 2012. However, this should be viewed in the context of a 30% increase in the number of referrals since 2008.