Minister for Health Simon Harris- Sláintecare Integration Fund.

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (16 September 2019) announced the successful applicants of the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund.

Speaking at the launch of the Integration Fund today, Minister Harris said, “The successful Sláintecare Integration Fund projects are leading examples of how innovative thinking can bring about meaningful and long-lasting change to health and social care in Ireland.”

The successful projects are in more than 100 locations right across the country. The project partners range from:

  • Hospitals,
  • Hospital groups,
  • Community Health Organisations,
  • Community and Voluntary Organisations,
  • Universities
  • and Primary Care Centres.

Many successful projects will be delivered in partnership between hospitals and community organisations, highlighting the emphasis on integrated care and shifting care to the community.

The Minister made today’s announcement in Fatima Groups United Family Resource Centre, who were successful with their project “Dublin 8 Social Prescribing Project”.

Successful projects include:

  • Expanded access to GP and Primary Care settings for patients with diabetes in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan.

Minister Harris concluded: “The announcement of these successful applicants is an important milestone in the delivery of the 2019 Sláintecare Action Plan. The €20m Integration Fund underlines the Government’s commitment to ensuring the resources and tools are in place to deliver the Sláintecare vision.”