Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (199)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

199. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if the HSE is on target to achieve savings, cost reductions or improved income generation in a number of areas set out in the HSE 2019 service plan (details supplied); and the achievements in each to date in 2019 in tabular form. [52268/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The HSE in the National Service Plan 2019 presented three ranges of actions/initiatives to address the financial challenge in 2019. These are cost reduction or improved income generation, limit cost growth and technical financial savings.

The National Service Plan set out indicative savings types and targets within the three initiatives from which a savings target level was applied to service areas within the HSE. As part of the HSE’s annual operations planning process for 2019, the individual hospitals and CHO’s managers had responsibility for identifying the specific types of savings to be achieved. This ensured that local managers identified achievable cost savings within their service area. The HSE, therefore, reports monthly progress on savings under the three main ranges of actions rather than the specific proposed types of savings as set out in the Service Plan.

In relation to the cost reduction/improved income generation actions/initiatives the HSE has reported performance to September 2019 as follows.

Service Area

Profile to Sept’19

Actual to Sept’19

Acute Hospitals

€40m

€35m

Community Operations

€30m

€30m

National Divisions

€11m

€25m

Other including PCRS

€16m

€5m

Total

€97m

€95m