Future Health maps out the key actions, with timelines, that are required to achieve the Government’s objective to transform the Health System to a single-tier health service, supported by Universal Health Insurance (UHI) that is designed in accordance with the principles of social soli
darity. Recognising the need for large-scale change that delivers fundamental reform, the policy is built on four key inter-dependent pillars:
Health and Wellbeing
While this policy does not specifically address dementia, it proposes fundamental change to the systems and service provision in ROI. It highlights an ageing population as one of the key future issues in service provision. The Strategic Framework has been designed to do three things:
∙ Set out the strategic policy direction for health reform up to 2015
∙ Deliver real tangible improvement in the quality of patient care well ahead of the introduction of UHI
∙ Prepare the ground for the introduction of UHI by radically reforming the way in which the current health system is organised, financed and delivered.