Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (62)

Barry Cowen

Question:

62. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health when his Department will base health expenditure on multi-year budgeting supported by a five-year health service plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12209/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Programme for Partnership Government set out the Government's intention to work with the Oireachtas to sustain appropriate annual increases in the Health Budget. Expenditure is to be based on multi-year budgeting supported by a five year Health Service Plan based on realistic and verifiable projections.

Slaintecare supports this and proposes to establish an interdepartmental working group to review multi-annual budgeting in 2019.