PALLIATIVE CARE INI­TIA­TIVE

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

A new ini­tia­tive has been signed by Auck­land hos­pices, which will re­sult in more palliative care op­tions made avail­able for more Auck­lan­ders. The agree­ment, which in­cludes five re­gional hos­pices, will usher in a re­gion­wide ap­proach to palliative care which is hoped to im­prove the way the whole health sys­tem iden­ti­fies palliative needs. Hos­pices of Auck­land chair­man Bar­bara Wil­liams said the agree­ment al­lowed the de­vel­op­ment of palliative care de­liv­ery in Auck­land. It was a won­der­ful step to­wards en­sur­ing more peo­ple re­ceived ear­lier ac­cess to care, she said. The ini­tia­tive will re­ceive $2.2 mil­lion a year from the Min­istry of Health.

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