About the NTPF

The NTPF is a corporate body with functions and responsibilities as set out under Statutory Instrument 179 - National Treatment Purchase Fund (Establishment) Order, 2004 and the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act (2009).

Changes to the role of the NTPF occurred in July 2011. The change in role reflects another stage in the implementation of the Government's health reform agenda and follow on from the establishment of the Special Delivery Unit.

All public hospitals have the responsibility to ensure they meet the maximum waiting time guarantees for their patients. For patients requiring admission to hospital these are:

  • Maintaining an 8 month maximum wait time target for adults

  • Maintaining a 20 week maximum wait time target for paediatrics

  • Maintaining a 13 week maximum wait time target for GI endoscopy

The maximum waiting time target for a first out-patient appointment is:

  • Maintaining a 12 month maximum wait time target


NTPF Senior Management Team

Jim O'Sullivan, CEO

David Allen

Brian Parsons

Liz Lottering

Jennifer Hogan

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