Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (87)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

87. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if the HSE is operating within budget to date in 2019 including the current and capital expenditure budgets; if not, the areas in which the budget is overrunning; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12195/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The HSE’s monthly financial reporting is against a monthly budget that is based on annual profiles determined as part of the annual process of preparing the organisations detailed operational plans.

The 2019 operational plans are currently being finalised by the HSE and final figures on year to date performance will not be available until the plans are signed off.

In overall terms, cash drawdown to date is in line with the increased allocation for the year, with early indications that the main areas currently experiencing expenditure challenges are Acute Hospitals, Social Care Disability Services, Primary Care Reimbursement Service and Older Person Services.

The total HSE capital specifically for buildings and equipment in 2019 is €642m. Capital expenditure is operating within budget year to date and will be monitored in line within total annual capital allocation.