Green Cross makes healthcare a primary objective

Green Cross makes healthcare a primary objective
The chain is known for its chemists but also has a network of GP clinics. (Image: Andrew Warner)
Paul McBeth
The hungry beast that is the health budget is insatiable. Every year politicians of whichever hue holds the Treasury purse strings unveil more money earmarked for health, usually in an attempt to cool frayed tempers over the always-unmet need of stretched hospitals and overworked medical staff. This year, health minister Shane Reti got to announce an uplift in the health budget in the typically arcane way of announcing multi-year blocks on top of multi-year blocks. All up, he said, it was an extra $16.68 billion over the next three Bu...

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