Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (417)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

417. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health when the increases required to implement the increased public hospital capacity included in Sláintecare will be included in detailed multi-year funding plans. [53048/19]

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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.