Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (285)

Joan Burton

Question:

285. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the requirement for additional revenues in 2020 to meet demographic costs as outlined in the summer economic statement for his Department by sub-vote and scheme; the expected allocation his Department will require as submitted to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; the specific resources required to fund in terms of additional staffing requirements by type and grade or additional operational costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30283/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department will shortly be engaging in dialogue with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Health Service Executive in relation to the 2020 Estimates, and this process will include an analysis of the potential impact of demographic change.

Until these discussions are concluded it would not be appropriate for me to comment on this matter.