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17 Jul 2019 8:34
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  •   Home > News > Politics

    The Government has announced financial support for struggling District Health Boards

    The Government has announced financial support for struggling District Health Boards


    Health Minister David Clark says extra funds will be allocated to DHBs to help with building new facilities and upgrading equipment.

    DHBs must pay back six percent of any Government investment in the form of a capital charge each year.

    But Health Minister David Clark's not convinced it's the right approach because it adds more pressure.

    Treasury is reviewing the settings, but in the meantime, Clark say they'll go ahead and cover the costs.

    A DHB could receive up to 18 million dollars a year to cover the capital charge related to a new 300 million dollar hospital building.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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