Hospices to get more palliative care staff

By August 5, 2016 Recent News

TVNZ One News 4 August 2016
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Hospices are getting 60 new palliative care positions as part of a $76 million budget boost.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says hospices make a huge difference ensuring terminally ill people are as free from pain and suffering as possible.
“They also provide valuable care and support for family and friends,” he said today.

The $76 million was allocated in the 2015 budget, spread over four years.
Dr Coleman says an additional $52 million has been allocated to hospices to ensure sustainability.

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