Department of Health to fast-track plan to change hospital funding
on 27/10/2013 10:23:49
The Sunday Independent reports that instead of being given a block grant, hospitals would be funded based on the number of patients they treat and the services they offer.
The funding scheme, which is due to be rolled out in 38 hospitals next year, is expected to make substantial savings
The Minister for Health has said his department needs to make savings of €666m next year, although some estimates put the figure at closer to one billion.