Hospitals face huge change to funding model

Hospitals face huge change to funding model
Leo Varadkar

Activity-based-funding system to be rolled out

A radical new funding model for hospitals will be launched in January, with the HSE set to move away from block grants in favour of distributing a total of €3 billion among 38 hospitals for the individual patients they treat.

The new system, called activity-based-funding (ABF), will replace the system whereby hospitals receive an annual block grant based on historic funding needs.

In 2016, hospitals will be paid for all day case and inpatient work according to...

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