Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1332)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

1332. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health his plans to deliver on promised multi-annual funding for the HSE in order that it can plan for the delivery of services; the reason this has not been done to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36700/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Sláintecare Implementation Strategy commits to reforming the funding system to support new models of care and drive value to make better use of resources. My Department is examining the feasibility of introducing a multi-annual budgeting process including examination of international best practice in relation to the implementation of multi-annual budgeting in healthcare systems. This work will inform the interdepartmental working group which is due to meet later in the year.