Cumann na Daoine

A community based organisation in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland.

‘About the Irish Health Service – a guide for refugees and other migrants’

‘About the Irish Health Service – a guide for refugees and other migrants’ poster with QR codes in 15 languages now available

‘About the Irish health service – a guide for refugees and other migrants’ is now available in poster format via QR codes. The QR codes can be scanned by smart phone, which will then bring you to the guide booklet. There are 15 QR codes on the poster, one for each of the following languages: English, Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Farsi, French, Georgian, Kurdish, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu.

Click below to access the Irish Health Service poster with QR codes:

Click below to download the booklets from the HSE website:

The guide was developed by the National Social Inclusion office in response to a need for clear and accessible information on Irish Health Services and how to use these effectively.

The guide has received National Adult Literary Agency (NALA) Plain English approval and is in three parts:

  • Part 1 gives information on how to access different types of health care, free services, and how the GP, Pharmacy and hospital systems work.
  • Part 2 gives information about specialist services (dental treatments, eye tests, hearing aids, vaccinations) and some of the staff you may meet in the health system.
  • Part 3 advises what to do in an emergency.