Welcome to the HPSC website
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is Ireland's specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.
HPSC is part of the Health Service Executive and works in partnership with health service providers and sister organisations in Ireland and around the world, to provide the best possible information for the control and prevention of infectious diseases. HPSC strives to protect and improve the health of the Irish population by providing timely information and independent advice, and by carrying out disease surveillance, epidemiological investigation and related research and training.
- Dr Darina O’Flanagan retires from HPSC
- Zika virus infection update
- Updated protocol for enhanced surveillance of bloodstream infections reported to EARS-Net in Ireland
- Hand hygiene compliance: Call for latest national acute hospital audit data
- Yellow Fever Outbreak - Africa
- Increase in reporting of pertussis in infants
- Stay well when swimming this summer
- Antimicrobial consumption in public acute hospitals, 2015
- Latest HPSC reports
What’s New from HPSC?
- HPSC Annual Epidemiological Report 2014
- Case Definitions for Notifiable Diseases, V 1.4
- Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection from Water Systems in Healthcare Facilities
- Rabies Prevention and Control Guidance
- National Hepatitis C Database – 2015 Report
- Guidelines for hand hygiene in Irish healthcare settings (2015) Update of 2005 guidelines