I propose to take Questions Nos. 586 and 587 together.
Developing appropriate budgets is an integral aspect of management of the health services, and detailed work was undertaken in the context of the preparation of the regional plans, ensuring that the savings measures have been appropriately profiled across the year. As the Deputy will be aware, additional expenditure was provided for in the context of the preparation of budgets, to address incoming underlying deficits, demographics pressures and commitment in the Programme for Government. As this expenditure is also provided for in the budgets, expenditure will be monitored in its totality rather than monitoring the savings in isolation. Monthly expenditure profiles are currently being finalised and will be published as part of the Revised Estimates Volume. In addition, monthly profiles and actual expenditure will be published monthly as part of the HSE monthly performance reports.