Minister for Health announces €20 million funding for 122 Sláintecare projects

Tuesday September 17th, 2019

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has announced the successful applicants for the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund.Department of Health

Over 477 projects applied for the Integration Fund and 122 projects from across the country were successful.

The successful projects meet the goals outlined under Sláintecare:

•        demonstrate innovative ways in which citizens can engage in their own health;
•        represent best practice in the management of chronic diseases and caring for older people, and;

•        encourage innovations in shift of care to the community or promote hospital avoidance.

Speaking at the launch of the Integration Fund, Minister Harris said: “The successful Sláintecare Integration Fund projects are leading examples of how innovative thinking can bring about meaningful and long-lasting change to health and social care in Ireland.

“These projects show how joined-up thinking and working in partnership can help us reach Sláintecare’s goals of shifting the majority of care to the community, reducing waiting lists and improving experiences for patients and staff across the health and social care system in Ireland. I look forward to seeing the end results of these projects and how they might be scaled up.”

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