Majority of HSE special budget for reducing waiting lists to go unused this year

The HSE confirmed that just €97m of the €210m fund was projected to be spent by the end of 2021

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
10th October, 2021
Majority of HSE special budget for reducing waiting lists to go unused this year
Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, established a new €210 million Access To Care fund for the purpose of tackling rising waiting lists. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Less than half of the HSE’s special budget for reducing waiting lists is expected to be spent by the end of the year, the Business Post can reveal.

As part of last year’s budget, Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, established a new €210 million Access To Care fund for the purpose of tackling spiralling waiting lists.

A spokeswoman for the HSE confirmed that just €97 million was projected...

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