Comment: Budget 2021 appears to pay lip service to Sláintecare
Despite the record €4 billion boost for health services last week, there was little detail on how reform as laid out in the ten-year plan would be implemented
The scale of this year’s health budget is certainly unprecedented – that much is clear. An extra €4 billion on top of last year’s sum brings the total to a whopping €22 billion.
While I welcome the scale of the investment, which could theoretically go a significant way towards reforming our health service, the devil is in the detail and there doesn’t appear to be much in that regard.
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