Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (1714, 1808)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1714. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the status of the work of the interdepartmental working group to review multi-annual health budgeting. [33827/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1808. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the status of plans to base health expenditure on multi-year budgeting supported by a five-year health service plan based on realistic and verifiable projections [34088/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1714 and 1808 together.

The Sláintecare Implementation Strategy commits to reforming the funding system to support new models of care and drive value to make better use of resources. My Department is examining the feasibility of introducing a multi-annual budgeting process including examination of international best practice in relation to the implementation of multi-annual budgeting in healthcare systems. This work will inform the interdepartmental working group which is due to meet later in the year.