Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Committee on Budgetary Oversight
Budget Management and Control of Health Expenditure in the context of Budget 2020: Discussion
Mr. Colm Desmond:
Essentially, the capital plan must deal with a significant level of capital demands on the Exchequer. At this point the total health capital allocation as set out in the development plan for 2019, totalling approximately €742 million, must be allocated across all competing demands. Additional funding was provided for the new national children's hospital, while several funding issues require significant consideration by the HSE in finalising its capital plan which is actively under consideration.