Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (527)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

527. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a report on the €198.5 million development funding being held by his Department in 2019 for release to the HSE on approval of implementation plans and commencement of specific developments (details supplied); and the funding released for each specific development as of 11 July 2019, in tabular form. [30741/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In early 2019 the HSE introduced an enhanced internal governance structure for the approval of new development funding.  The establishment of the processes around this enhanced oversight resulted in a delay in the receipt of drawdown submissions from the HSE in the first half of the year.  Delayed submissions have now been received or are due to be received shortly and funding will be released in due course.  The temporary delay in funding approval arising from the revised administrative processes has not affected the delivery of the associated services.

The following table outlines the funding released to date in 2019.

New Development Funding 2019

Budget

Funding Released

Description

€000

€000

Acute Hospital Services - National Children's Hospital

6,700

-  

Mental Health Services

55,000

30,000

Disability Services

14,500

12,000

Palliative Care

2,000

-  

National Screening Services CervicalCheck (including HPV vaccine)

9,000

-  

Termination of Pregnancy

12,000

500

Primary Care Scheme Changes

70,300

30,300

System Wide Measures

29,000

14,000

Totals

198,500

86,800