Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Questions (398)

Pat Buckley

Question:

398. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if he will provide assurances that the funding announced for mental health in budget 2020 does not include the overrun of funding already announced in budget 2019 or subsequent budgets. [41909/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

HSE Mental Health services will receive €1.026 billion in funding in 2020, an increase of €234m since 2016, and an increase of €39m over 2019.

The additional €39m euro announced for mental health services in budget 2020 is additional funding and does not rely on any carry-over funding from 2019.