Funds for acute hospital

January 30th, 2008 - Pat Breen

QUESTION NO: 465

DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Health and Children (Ms. Harney (Dublin Mid-West))

by Deputy Pat Breen

for WRITTEN ANSWER on 30/01/2008

* To ask the Minister for Health and Children when the value for money review of the allocation and utilisation of funds for the acute hospitals will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Pat Breen T.D.

REPLY.

The Value for Money and Policy Review assessment of the Allocation and Utilisation of Funding in Acute Hospitals is focussed on HSE Hospital Network 2 (Southern Area Group) which is being used as the model for this study. The review will, however, have wider national relevance.

The consultants were asked to provide a systemic analysis of the allocation and utilisation of funding for expenditure in the Southern Hospitals Group in 2006 under the Government’s Value for Money and Policy Review Initiative. The overall objective of the review is to :

– assess the VFM achieved from money allocated and utilised in the Southern Hospitals Group and

– to inform the scope for alternative approaches.

It is intended to finalise and complete the report in the near future.