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Sláintecare: Latest News

Published: 31 July 2019
From: Department of Health


Budget 2020 delivers for Sláintecare

€42 million has been committed to Sláintecare in Budget 2020, increasing to €92 million in 2021, signifying Government commitment to delivering the Sláintecare vision of the right care in the right place at the right time.

Press Releases

Minister for Health announces €20 million funding for 122 Sláintecare projects

Over 477 projects applied for the Integration Fund and 122 projects from across the country were successful.

The successful projects meet the goals outlined under Sláintecare:

  • demonstrate innovative ways in which citizens can engage in their own health
  • represent best practice in the management of chronic diseases and caring for older people
  • encourage innovations in shift of care to the community or promote hospital avoidance

Minister for Health confirms restructuring of health services and delivers key Sláintecare commitment

  • six regional health bodies to deliver people-centred health and social care;
  • regional health bodies will have their own budget based on local population needs;
  • improved accountability and transparency

Minister for Health welcomes the first meeting of the new HSE Board – Enhanced HSE governance and accountability marks a key Sláintecare deliverable

The Minister signed a commencement order for the Health Service Executive (Governance) Act 2019 which formally establishes the HSE Board with effect from 28th June 2019.

Taoiseach and Minister for Health Welcome Launch of €20m Slaintecare Integration Fund for New Models of Health and Social Care

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister for Health Simon Harris TD have today (Friday) welcomed the launch of the €20m Sláintecare Integration Fund and invited health and social care providers to pitch their ideas.

Minister for Health Publishes Sláintecare Action Plan 2019

Minister for Health Publishes Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 outlining approach for delivery of Sláintecare and milestones to be achieved by the end of the year.

Minister Simon Harris announces membership of Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council

The Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council will have 23 members from a range of backgrounds, including a number of medical professionals, experts and patient advocates.

Sláintecare top priority in health budget 2019; investment and improved access to GP services; more help for families & older people with health costs – Health Ministers

Documents and Reports

Sláintecare Action Plan 2019

The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 outlines the approach for delivery of Sláintecare and milestones to be achieved by the end of 2019. The Action Plan, developed by the Sláintecare Programme Implementation Office, is a fundamental enabler in the delivery of the Sláintecare vision for reformed health and social care services in Ireland.

Sláintecare Action Plan Report Q1 Deliverables

Sláintecare will deliver a health and social care service that meets the needs of our population and attracts and retains the very best healthcare professionals, managers and staff.

Sláintecare Mid-Year Report 2019

The Sláintecare Mid-Year Report outlines progress made in the first six months of 2019, with almost 100% of activities progressing as anticipated in the 2019 Action Plan.

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