Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (197)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

197. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the status of plans to base health expenditure on multi-year budgeting supported by a five-year health service plan based on realistic and verifiable projections. [52266/19]

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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 the drafting of a paper to inform the development of proposals for multi-annual budgeting in the healthcare system. Initial discussions in order to establish an interdepartmental working group have taken place during 2019.