Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (62)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

62. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health when his Department will base health expenditure on multi-year budgeting supported by a five year health service plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12209/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Programme for Partnership Government set out the Government's intention to work with the Oireachtas to sustain appropriate annual increases in the Health Budget. Expenditure is to be based on multi-year budgeting supported by a five year Health Service Plan based on realistic and verifiable projections.

Slaintecare supports this and proposes to establish an interdepartmental working group to review multi-annual budgeting in 2019.