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HSE Service Plan sees €3.5bn funding boost for 2021

The HSE has published its Service Plan for 2021, which will see an increase of €3.5 billion in funding allocated for the health service compared to last year. 

During an online briefing, HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said the allocation represents a 21% increase in funding. 

The HSE's total operating budget for the year will be €20.6bn overall. 

"This significant investment represents the trust that the Government and the public have placed in us after a year in which our staff have gone above and beyond to do all they can to keep people safe and healthy," Mr Reid said.

He added: "The last 12 months have brought very rapid changes in how we provide healthcare, and we intend to use the best of the changes coupled with the new investment to

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The HSE has published its Service Plan for 2021, which will see an increase of €3.5 billion in funding allocated for the health service compared to last year. 
A phased reopening of schools and childcare will be at the centre of the Government's revised Living with Covid-19 plan, which is due to be published after being considered by Cabinet this afternoon.

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