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SlainteCare Implementation Strategy and Next Steps

Author: Department of Health

Publication Year: 2018


Goal 1: Deliver Improved Governance and Sustain Reform through a focus on Implementation
Strategic Action 1: Improve governance, performance and accountability across the health service
Strategic Action 2: Put in place an effective implementation and governance structure for Slaintecare and establish a Slaintecare transition fund to support key reforms
Goal 2: Provide High Quality, Accessible and Safe Care that Meets the Needs of the Population
Strategic Action 3: Improve population health-based planning and develop new models of care to deliver more effective and integrated care
Strategic Action 4: Expand community-based care to bring care closer to home
Strategic Action 5: Develop and modernise the acute care system to address current capacity challenges and increase integration between the hospital sector and community-based care
Strategic Action 6: Expand eligibility on a phased basis to move towards universal healthcare and support a shift to community-based care
Goal 3: Ensure the Health Service is Financially Sustainable
Strategic Action 7: Reform the funding system to support new models of care and drive value to make better use of resources
Strategic Action 8: Implement measures to address inequities in access to public acute hospital care based on the independent impact assessment
Goal 4: Enable the System to Deliver its Goals
Strategic Action 9: Build a sustainable, resilient workforce that is supported and enabled to deliver the Slaintecare vision
Strategic Action 10: Put in place a modern eHealth infrastructure and improve data, research and evaluation capabilities


The health and wellbeing of our population is central to our society and our country. Built on consensus Sláintecare is a ten-year programme to transform our health and social care services.

Over the next ten years, Sláintecare will:

• Promote the health of our population to prevent illness
• Provide the majority of care at or closer to home
• Create a system where care is provided on the basis of need not ability to pay
• Move our system from long waiting times to a timely service – especially for those who need it most
• Create an integrated system of care, with healthcare professionals working closely together

Format Download
Keywords government policy, health, government, national health service, strategy, strategic planning
Publisher Department of Health
Classification government policy
Pages 88
Categories: Reports, Irish Content
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