Overview: Health package must restore confidence in the cancer area

Last year, more than one in four cancer patients did not receive treatment within the set time limit.

Therefore, the government will initially allocate DKK 400 million this year and next year to the cancer area.

The money comes from a permanent boost to the healthcare system of five billion kroner annually.

The government presented this at a press conference on Tuesday.

Get an overview of the government’s health package here:

  • Five billion extra for the healthcare system.With a new health package, the government will give the health service a lasting boost of five billion per year. The five billion is in addition to the amount already allocated to the health service.
  • Several hundred million kroner for the cancer area.The government will allocate a total of DKK 400 million this year and next year for the recovery of the cancer area. Starting in 2025, DKK 600 million will be set aside annually for the new cancer plan.
  • Monitoring of waiting times.A new model for monitoring is being created to ensure that waiting times in the cancer area are respected. Last year, only 74 percent of all cancer procedures were completed within the set time limit.
  • Treatment abroad.Extra funds are set aside, which can be used to offer citizens treatment abroad. This is only an option if there is no space in Denmark.
  • Patient counseling.A new patient advisory service will be established so that patients in the future will be guided in, for example, treatment courses and rights.
  • Special unit must keep an eye on capacity challenges.The special unit must continuously keep an eye on capacity challenges and look at how the capacity is best utilised.

Sources: Ministry of Health.

Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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