Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (771)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

771. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if additional funding in relation to the nursing home support scheme will be proved in budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35541/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Estimates process for 2020 is ongoing and includes an examination of all service areas. The 2020 budget for the NHSS will be determined through the normal budgetary and National Service Planning process.

Over the last two years, an additional €45 million has been provided to NHSS budget for the continued provision of services in line with pricing and demand.