Transformation funding welcome but shouldn’t be swallowed up plugging budget gaps ––Logue

Speaking after the Department of Health released information on the health Transformation Fund local Sinn Féin Health  spokesperson Councillor Patricia Logue   said:

”I welcome today’s announcement however, it is important that the department provides further detail on the areas of investment.

“While progress on transformation is welcome we must recognise the challenges transformation faces in the context of a £160m shortfall in the Tory/DUP health budget.

“Funding needs to be spent on transforming health and social care services and not swallowed up plugging existing gaps in the health budget.

“We will be seeking a meeting with the Permanent Secretary for Health for further information on the breakdown of the transformation fund.”