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NZ First Secures Funding Increase In Eldercare

17 May 2007

NZ First Secures Funding Increase In Eldercare Sector

New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart has welcomed the announcement of the largest ever investment of $150 million over four years to the Aged Residential Care sector in Budget 2007.

“Addressing the eldercare sector has been marked as a matter of priority in New Zealand First’s Confidence and Supply agreement with the Government and budget 2007 provides a large step towards addressing problems in the sector,” said Mrs Stewart.

“The specific reference in the budget documents to the workforce that cares for those in elder care is also important as the wages paid to these workers is an area which requires urgent attention.

“New Zealand First will continue to strive for the needs of the eldercare sector to ensure that our seniors are treated with the services and dignity they deserve,” said Mrs Stewart.


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