Hospices to get more palliative care staff

TVNZ One News 4 August 2016
Family First Comment: A much better solution than assisted suicide. 

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.
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/hospices-get-more-palliative-care-staff

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