More doctors and nurses taking care of Upper Harbour patients

Upper Harbour news
Friday, May 15, 2015

Auckland families are receiving their care from more doctors and nurses under National than ever before, Upper Harbour MP Paula Bennett says.

“Our dedicated health workforce is making a real difference for patients all across Auckland, including in the Nor-West.

“As of 31 March 2015 there were 2,831 doctor and 7,916 nurse full-time equivalents employed across Greater Auckland. That’s 713 more doctors and 1,300 more nurses compared to 2008, including 430 more senior doctors and 385 more senior nurses.

“While many other countries are freezing or even reducing health funding, National is committed to protecting and growing our public health services.

“We know that New Zealanders expect outstanding services, and having more front-line health professionals ready to care for their families when they need it is a great piece of mind for Upper Harbour residents.

“Health funding has increased every year under this Government and once again Health is expected to receive the largest share of new funding in Budget 2015 when it is released next week,” says Mrs Bennett, who is also Associate Minister of Finance.