Budget allocates more than €17bn to health sector

Budget allocates more than €17bn to health sector
Extra €1 billion for health in Budget 2019. Pic: RollingNews.ie

This represents a significant €1.695 billion increase on the initial funding commitment for 2018

The health sector will receive more than €17 billion in exchequer funding for day-to-day services and capital infrastructure next year (2019) - the highest ever budget.

This represents a significant €1.695 billion increase on the initial funding commitment for this year (2018), which was €15.3 billion - €14.8 billion in current funding and €493 million in capital funding.

As the HSE has continually gone over budget in recent years, the figures that matter are the annual outturns. The outturn is the amount...

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