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Doctors, nurses to fore in latest billboard

John Key MP
National Party Leader

5 September 2008

Doctors, nurses to fore in latest billboard

Putting resources into more frontline doctors and nurses in our public health system is the theme of National’s next election billboard, says National Party Leader John Key.

The billboard is the third that National has launched since Monday. It is going up at sites around the country today.

“National is committed to halting the growth in the government’s core bureaucracy and focusing public spending on frontline services that make a real difference in people’s lives,” says Mr Key.

“The fastest growing sector of the economy since 2000 has been government administration. Under National, there will be a cap on the number of core bureaucrats.

“In the public health sector, there is serious public dissatisfaction, despite the extra billions spent by Labour.

“National will redirect resources from the core bureaucracy to frontline doctors and nurses. National wants more doctors and nurses.

“I believe New Zealanders want to see scarce resources ploughed into the health sector’s front line, not the back office.”

National will be making a series of health policy announcements in coming weeks.

The other election billboards launched this week were on taxation and migration, and National’s Youth Guarantee policy.

“National is focusing resolutely on the issues that matter. I believe the public is ready for a fresh start from a new government.”


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