Hospices get more money

Otago Community Hospice has received an extra $65,000 in government funding.

National’s Dunedin-based MP Michael Woodhouse said hospices got an extra $15 million in this year’s Budget, and the extra for Dunedin came from the $1.3 million of that which was put aside for addressing difficulties in accessing palliative care services.

Mercy Hospice in Auckland, Franklin Hospice, Hospice South Auckland, Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty, Waipuna Hospice in the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua Community Hospice, Taupo Hospice, Gisborne Palliative Care Trust, Nurse Maude Hospice in Canterbury, and the South Canterbury Hospice also received a portion of the $1.3 million.

That’s another campaign promise kept.

One Response to Hospices get more money

  1. Paul Tremewan says:

    The question now will be how much of that funding will have to be used to fund 6 years of back pay for all those staff in the hospices given the Employment Court’s sleep-over decision yesterday. The implications of this decision are huge: and will apply to all similar institutions where patients /’clients’ need to be cared for over night.
    Paul T
    (Employment lawyer offering very sound and dead cheap advice on such matters!)

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