BUDGET 2016: DHBs big winner in English’s spend up

Paul McBeth
Thu, 26 May 2016

By Paul McBeth May 26 (BusinessDesk) - District Health Boards are the big winners in Finance Minister Bill English’s eighth budget, with $1.6 billion coming their way over the next four years after a prolonged period of belt-tightening. English unveiled the extra funds for DHBs in a $2.2 billion package for health, which includes the $124 million already announced to bolster the drug-buying agency Pharmac’s budget. “The health sector is a particular priority. Over the next four years, $2.2 billion of additional funding  will be provide...

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