New Zealanders are receiving better, sooner, more convenient healthcare as a result of National’s strong economic and financial management. A re-elected National Government will continue to make health a priority.
One of our priorities is to deliver better public services and it is only through careful balancing of the books, and growing the economy, that National has been able to invest in maintaining and improving our public services including the health sector.
Even during tight financial times which have seen many countries freeze or reduce their health budget, National has delivered average increases of around $500 million a year.
A strong public health service gives families peace of mind – knowing the care they need will be there, when they need it. This is what a National Government will continue to deliver.