New Zealand healthcare investments "a priority", stresses government:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The New Zealand government has described planned investments in "high quality health facilities" and infrastructure as a "priority". Having spent more than NZ$1bn (US$618m) in recent projects, minister of health, Pete Hodgson announced that new investments have been approved at a "number of sites", and that two hospital refurbishment proposals are under consideration (Whanganui Hospital on the North Island and Wairau Hospital at Blenheim on the South Island), but no further details were given. Recent projects include a neurosurgical unit at Waikato Hospital (Hamilton, North Island) and new facilities at Auckland Central, West Auckland and Christchurch.