Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (467)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

467. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health his plans for the implementation of the Sláintecare programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5665/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In September, the Executive Director of the Sláintecare Programme Office commenced refining the Implementation Strategy into a detailed Action Plan for 2019. I can confirm that the Action Plan 2019 has been developed and, following the finalisation of the HSE's National Service Plan, Project Teams are now being established to drive delivery.

The Action Plan will be presented to Sláintecare's High Level Delivery Board and will be published thereafter. The Action Plan takes a strategic and programmatic approach to implementation, with a clear focus on the desired outcomes of reform. Successful implementation of the Sláintecare programme will be achieved through working in partnership with the wider health and social care system. The Sláintecare Programme Implementation Office is committed to transparency at all stages of the implementation of Sláintecare.

The Programme Implementation Office will publish rolling plans annually and progress reports will be published on a biannual basis.