Stephen Donnelly seeks doubling of health capital budget to ‘deliver reform’

The health minister is among the cabinet members meeting with Paschal Donohoe to seek extra funding under the National Development Plan

The health minister’s call comes as ministers remain locked in secretive negotiations

Stephen Donnelly has warned Paschal Donohoe that the health department’s capital budget should be nearly doubled in the years ahead or reform of the health service will be at risk.

The health minister’s call for a significant jump in funding comes as ministers from across government remain locked in secretive negotiations with Donohoe about their infrastructure budgets.

According to documents released to the Business Post under Freedom of Information, Donnelly wrote to the minister for ...