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.