Department of Health statement on 2023/24 budget allocation

Date published: 27 April 2023

The 2023/24 budget allocation for health effectively represents a flat cash budget, with a similar level of funding to the previous year.

DoH Statement on 2023/24 budget
DoH Statement on 2023/24 budget

It therefore makes no allowance for the increasing costs of running services and the rising demand for care across the population.

Consequently, 2023/24 will inevitably involve significant financial pressures across health and social care, with a material impact on service provision.

The Department will be assessing the budget allocation and its implications in detail and will be meeting with HSC chief executives in the coming days.

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