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No Funding For New Zealanders With Severe Mental Illness And Addiction Issues In Today’s Budget

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 08:02 PM
Psychiatrists say the Luxon-led Government has failed to meet its pre-election commitment to fund additional psychiatry training places in today’s budget, despite the escalating mental health workforce crisis across the motu. Read more...

ProCare Fresh Minds Calls For Additional Mental Health Funding Beyond Youth

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 05:41 PM
Bindi Norwell, Chair at Fresh Minds says: “Gumboot Friday is a great initiative, and we are always pleased to see funding allocated to bettering the mental health and wellbeing of our rangatahi." Read more...

Budget Welcomed For Primary And Community Health

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 05:39 PM
The chair of the country’s leading primary and community health sector group, Primary and Community Health Aotearoa (previously the Federation) Chair, Steve Chadwick, says “it is pleasing that there has been some investment in primary and community ... Read more...

Prostate Cancer Pilot For Men Appears Left Off The Agenda By New Government

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 05:24 PM
The Prostate Cancer Foundation will continue the fight to save men’s lives after the Budget failed to fund an early detection pilot for prostate cancer. Read more...

Budget 2024: Boost For Primary Care Welcomed, But More Details Needed On How Funding Will Be Allocated

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 05:20 PM
The announcement of $2.2 billion over the next four years for primary, community and public health care is welcomed in principle by the College. However, the primary care sector requirement of a funding boost of between $353 million and $1.36 billion ... Read more...

Budget Fails Those Living With Cancer

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 04:50 PM
The Cancer Society of New Zealand is deeply disappointed by the lack of additional funding for cancer medicines in today’s Budget 2024 announcement and is concerned by a number of important items that are notably absent. Read more...

Little Relief For Primary Care In Budget 24

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 04:41 PM
Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at ProCare says, "We knew Budget 24 wasn’t going to provide a lot of relief for primary care, however, this doesn’t make the financial pressures primary care is facing go away." Read more...

Government Again Fails Older Kiwis

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 04:38 PM
Budget 2024 contained nothing of significance to support the health needs of older New Zealanders, who are the largest users of the under-pressure health system, says chief executive of Alzheimers NZ Catherine Hall. Read more...

Budget 2024 A Sticking Plaster, Not A Solution For Disability Support

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 04:09 PM
The $1.1 billion allocated to Ministry for Disabled People - Whaikaha in Budget 2024 allows the sector to stand still but not move forward, said NZ Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds. Read more...

Budget 2024 Sees New Zealand’s Health Lights Dimming

Published: Thu 30 May 2024 03:50 PM
NZNO says the money set aside for health over the next four years in Budget 2024 is barely enough to keep the lights on. The spokesperson added that perhaps worst of all, funds set aside for Hauora Māori services are inadequate to meet projected ... Read more...
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