Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (179)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

179. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Health the number of dietitians there should be in place per head of population in each CHO under Sláintecare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47894/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Sláintecare is a high-level delivery programme, tasked with delivering a health and social care service that meets the needs of all our population.As part of the implementation of Sláintecare. there will be an introduction of resource allocation models to be implemented on a regional basis. These resource allocation models will be based on the population profile of the regions, which, it is intended, will capture the differing health needs of the region. As committed to in the Sláintecare Action Plan 2019, work is ongoing under the Population-Based Planning Programme to establish population quantum and profile by region, which includes factors such as age, deprivation and ability, with a view to developing a methodology for determining resources and integrated services on a regional basis.