Hawkes Bay health cuts a sign of things to come
Dr Lynda Scott
National Health Spokesperson
Hawkes Bay health cuts a sign of things to
News that the Hawkes Bay District Health Board is
seeking permission from the Health Minister to cut $1.7
million of services is confirmation of the huge pressure
Health Boards are under, says National's Health spokesperson
Dr Lynda Scott.
"The Hawkes Bay Board has had the courage
to be honest about what they are doing and admit they are
cutting services. Other Boards around the country are under
similar pressure and have reconfigured and re-organised
their services to cut costs.
"The $230 million deficit
facing Health Boards around the country is starting to make
a serious impact.
"The Minister of Health Annette King has
persisted with a two-faced attitude, telling Boards they
must live within their means but not cut
"Annette King set up the Health Boards - she now
has to take responsibility for these deficits and health
cuts," said Dr Scott.
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