Northern Ireland: funding boost to health and social care

07 December 2018

Plans to help people live healthy, independent lives will receive an extra £180m.

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A £50m investment will go to the Integrated Care Fund, which aims to reduce pressure on the hospital and social care system.

Another £30m will be allocated through the regional partnership boards, shared decision-making bodies between health boards and local authorities that will play a leading role in the delivery of A healthier Wales, published earlier this year.

And £50m goes to the Transformation Fund, intended to develop new models of care.

Health secretary Vaughan Gething said the money will ‘reflect the integrated approach we are promoting towards the development of seamless models of care’.

Ministers have also confirmed that local authority social care services will receive £50m next year.

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