The Future of Healthcare Sláintecare Report

Sláintecare Report on the Future of Healthcare



• The Dáil agreed to establish a Special Committee — the Committee on the Future of Healthcare — to achieve cross-party consensus on a single long-term vision for health care and the direction of health policy in Ireland, and to make recommendations to the Dáil in that regard
• Hildegarde is the only Connacht Member of the Oireachtas Committee for the Future of Healthcare, examining future models of health care and policy, integrated primary and community care, and funding models with the objective a single-tier health service
• The Committee published the Sláintecare Report on Tuesday 30th May 2017 a plan to radically change Healthcare in Ireland
• It outlines a new model of healthcare with cross-party support requiring an additional €2.8 6 billion over 10 years, with the expansion of entitlements phased in over the period.
• Legislation will be introduced giving people a clear entitlement to care, rather than the current eligibility system.
• The Sláintecare Report is available to view here.

Galway New Acute Hospital & New A&E



• Hildegarde’s Maiden Speech in Dáil Éireann highlighted the need for UHG’s properly funded and phased relocation to Merlin Park ensuring continuity of Service.
• The Minister for Health gives the green light for the Saolta Hospital Group at UHG to set out a vision and strategy for the Future of Health Care in Galway; serving a catchment area in the region of one million people along the West from Galway and Mayo, to Donegal and including Tipperary North. An options appraisal is now underway
196 Senior Clinicians and Hospital Management have supported Hildegarde’s proposals to develop a New Acute Hospital at Merlin Park. A Master Plan now needs to be completed without delay
• The Minister for Health confirms funding for the design stage of the A&E Department at UHG




• A National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health has been established.
• Over 100 more hospital consultants, almost 250 more non-consultant hospital doctors and nearly 500 additional nurses and midwives have been employed in the last year
• We have prioritised new investment in Primary Care Centres. This will build on the 99 Primary Care Centres already operational, of which 56 were delivered since March 2011
• The new Children’s Hospital will be built and open its doors in 2021
• Fine Gael has committed to increasing the number of GP’s in rural communities, allowing rural dwellers better access to vital health services
• Fine Gael will deliver 18 new primary care centres in rural Ireland and support the establishment of primary care teams to allow people to avail of a comprehensive range of health and social care services in their local areas

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