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Final call for your say on the draft health budget consultation

The Department of Health has today called for people to give their views on the draft health budget, currently out for public consultation.
Monday, 14 February 2011

The consultation period closes this Wednesday 16 February, and all views expressed will be taken into consideration so that a final budget settlement can be agreed.

The document sets out the proposed budget settlement for the Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) under the Executive’s draft budget.

It outlines the implications in the context of increasing inescapable demands on the services provided by the Department and the reductions in expenditure required under the proposed allocations.

The department is interested in hearing views on any aspects of the document and would encourage all interested parties to make their responses as soon as possible before the consultation closing date of 16 February 2011.

Notes to editors:

1. Should you wish to make comments in relation to any of the issues contained within this document, the address for consultation responses is as follows:
Finance Director
Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety
Castle Buildings
Belfast
BT4 3SQ

Comments should be sent to arrive no later than 16 February 2011. In addition this document is also published on the DHSSPS website

2 Media enquiries to the DHSSPS Press Office on 028 9052 0575. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Office via pager number on 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.