Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement:
Headline: Govt to pay DHBs’ capital charge to replace old infrastructure
The government is promising tens of millions of dollars in extra funding to cash-strapped public hospitals to help them replace old buildings. It’s planning to do this by paying a contentious capital charge that it acknowledges has prevented district health boards from building new projects. But close observers say instead of paying the charge, the Government should just scrap it altogether. Health Correspondent Karen Brown reports.