Wednesday 23 August 2017

Fair Deal nursing home scheme guaranteed a healthy Budget - but what of other services?

The feeling among health officials is that the HSE is always too extravagant in how it prices its services
The feeling among health officials is that the HSE is always too extravagant in how it prices its services
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

We know the HSE's €2bn wish list worth of additional funding for the health service in 2016 will not be granted - but just how much extra will the allocated this year?

And how will this affect essential services?

The talks on the health budget for next year have now reached a crunch stage with officials from the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure locked in negotiations yesterday.

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