Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (122)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

122. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if the examination of an additional scenario under the capacity review which assumes primary and acute care is free at point of use will be commissioned in line with Sláintecare recommendations. [18122/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Capacity Review stated clearly that the scenarios it examined were modelled on the assumption of no changes in eligibility arrangements. Due to the Review’s timeframe and its scope, it would not have been possible to model any changes in eligibility at that time.

The Review did state that further work would be needed to assess the optimum reform strategy that takes account of eligibility arrangements and their impact on implementing reforms.

This further work will be addressed in the context of the Sláintecare implementation plan. Work on the Implementation Plan is at an advanced stage in my Department and I expect to bring these proposals to Government shortly.