HSE sets out 2017 health plan but warns of risks to its delivery

The plan includes extra funding to drive down waiting lists, to help the homeless and tackle drug addiction

14th December, 2016
The HSE is allocating funding to tackle overcrowding in emergency departments Pic: Getty

The HSE has published its National Service Plan for 2017, based on funding of €13.9 billion, an increase of €459 million or 3.4 per cent, on this year.

The plan includes €36.5 million to fund new service developments as well as €81.3 million to expand and develop existing services. It sets out a number of new initiatives including an extra €20 million to drive down waiting lists, an additional €10 billion to help young adults with disabilities...

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