The government allocates 26.3% of budgets for health policies, a total of €11,910 million. Of these, 3,240 will go to first aid in its entirety, and 7.980 million for specialized care.
However, the department’s budget exceeds 12.2 billion, with a increase of 1,284 million compared to the 2022 accounts. Without taking into account new generation fund, the increase is eleven%. This increase will be used to improve the working conditions and remuneration of professionals, integrate 4,370 people into the system, provide more resources to primary care (with 279 million supplements) and the mental health care, and reduce the waiting lists.
The budget provides for a increase of 30 million euros in the mental health resources with special attention to young people and children, as well as an additional 30 million to increase the endowment of the public health policies, with measures such as the increase of up to 485 professionals in the Public Health Agency of Catalonia between 2023 and 2027. In addition, they will dedicate 50 million euros to decrease the surgical, diagnostic and ambulatory waiting lists.
In addition to these, among the priorities of the accounts is also the integration of new professional profiles in the primary care teams; develop the Suicide Prevention Plan 2021-2025, and promote home care.
For its part, it is planned to allocate the 4.9% of the budget for system infrastructure and equipment. Specifically, the budget plans to promote investments in the hospitals of Vall d’Hebron, Trueta, Clínic, Parc Salut Mar, Tortosa, Vendrell, Calella, Blanes and La Seu d’Urgell.
hi take it 32.9% of the overall increase in the Generalitat’s budget and 35.1% of additional staff (4,300 professionals).