INVESTING IN HEALTH

View our full Health Budget here launched on September 22nd, 2023.

David Cullinane TD

Health Spokesperson, Sinn Féin

SINN FÉIN WOULD INVEST IN HEALTH TO DELIVER MUCH NEEDED CHANGE

Sinn Féin’s Budget includes a multi-year plan to fix the health Service, starting with an additional €1.3bn investment in capacity, workforce planning and cutting the cost of healthcare.

Key Health measures include:

  • 3,000 hospital and community beds over three years

  • Invest in local health services such as directly hired GPs, introduce a Pharmacy First model and in community healthcare

  • Increase investment in mental health services and in disabilities especially services for children and young people

  • Lift the recruitment embargo and increase training places to hire the staff needed to provide safe health care

  • Extend the medical card to an additional 400,000 people and reduce costs including prescription charges