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Press Release: Sláintecare top priority in health budget 2019 [10/10/18]

Sláintecare top priority in health budget 2019; investment & improved access to GP services; more help for families & older people with health costs – Health Ministers 

- €75 million funding for NTPF to reduce waiting lists further

- €55 million additional funding for mental health

- Funding for 100 therapy posts to address assessment of need waiting lists

- Implementation of health-led national drugs strategy a priority

Minister Simon Harris and Ministers of State Finian McGrath, Jim Daly and Catherine Byrne have welcomed the significant increase in health funding in 2019 which will be focused on Sláintecare implementation, increased investment in GP services, increased funding for tackling waiting lists and assistance for families with the cost of doctor visits and medicines.

The Budget features over €200m to implement the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy, which was published by the Government in August, and which has shaped the allocation of health investment in Budget 2019.  This will be built upon in the HSE’s 2019 National Service Plan.  

For full press release, please click HERE


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