The Health Service Capacity Review forecasts future capacity requirements in acute hospitals, primary care and in services for older persons (residential and homecare services) for the period to 2031.
The analysis takes account of current levels of demand and capacity, demographic and non-demographic factors that will drive future demand, and the potential impact that key system reforms can have on capacity needs.
The Capacity Review was commissioned as a response to a commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government. This commitment recognised the pressures being faced across the health system and the experiences of many patients, service users and families in terms of timely access to healthcare. It was also an indication of the Government’s desire to plan appropriately for the future.Download
The Department of Health (DoH) commissioned PA Consulting (PA) to undertake an independent capacity review of the evolving Irish healthcare landscape covering the period 2017 to 2031.Download