The Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare was established to devise cross-party agreement on a single, long-term vision for health and social care and the direction of health policy in Ireland. The committee produced the Sláintecare Report,
which was adopted by the government and published in May 2017.
The Sláintecare vision is to achieve a universal single-tier health and social care system where everyone has equal access to services based on need, and not ability to pay.
Over time, everyone will be entitled to a comprehensive range of primary, acute and social care services.