Multi-annual health budget mooted to tackle waiting lists

New plan by health department, HSE and NTPF aims to mitigate snowballing numbers waiting for treatment, exacerbated by pandemic

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
6th June, 2021
Multi-annual health budget mooted to tackle waiting lists
NTPF reported that a record 883,727 people were awaiting some kind of hospital care, while 21,420 patients were waiting more than a year for essential hospital treatment.

A new hospital waiting list plan is to come before government this summer with a request for a multi-annual health budget to accompany it, the Business Post has learned.

The new five-year plan is being formulated by the Department of Health, the HSE and the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) in a bid to manage the unprecedented waiting lists that have built up over the last number of years and which have been...

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