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25-May-2017


$205.4m for disability support services

Posted: 24 May 2017 05:47 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Budget 2017

Budget 2017 will invest an extra $205.4 million over four years to maintain and improve disability support services, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner say. “The Government is committed to providing disabled people with more support so they can have greater independence and live better lives in their communities,” Dr Coleman says. “The sector will receive an extra $52.3 million in 2017/18, taking its total funding to $1.2 billion for the year. ...

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Further support for bowel screening roll-out

Posted: 24 May 2017 05:46 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Budget 2017

Budget 2017 will invest $38.5 million of new operating funding over four years to further support the staged implementation of the national bowel screening programme, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. “Around 3,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. The Government is committed to better access to early detection and treatment,” Dr Coleman says. ...

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Health investment increases to a record $16.8b

Posted: 24 May 2017 05:44 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Budget 2017

Budget 2017 will invest an extra $3.9 billion over four years into Vote Health taking the total health investment to a record $16.77 billion in 2017/18, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. “Delivering better health services for a growing country remains this Government’s number one funding priority,” Dr Coleman says. “The additional funding will deliver a range of new initiatives to meet cost pressures as well as population growth. ...

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$224m boost for mental health

Posted: 24 May 2017 05:29 PM PDT

Amy Adams | Budget 2017

Budget 2017 will invest an extra $224 million over four years in mental health services including $124 million in new innovative approaches, Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman say. “Mental health is a social investment priority for this Government. It’s one of our most complex social issues, and it is having big impacts across the employment, housing, health and justice sectors,” Ms Adams says. ...

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