Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (197)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

197. 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. [52266/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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 the drafting of a paper to inform the development of proposals for multi-annual budgeting in the healthcare system. Initial discussions in order to establish an interdepartmental working group have taken place during 2019.