16 Sep 2020

Election 2020: National unveils $800m health pledge

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 16 September 2020

The National Party has unveiled an $800 million suite of new health initiatives it's promising to roll out over the next four years if elected.

The plan includes a previously announced independent cancer agency, as well as a dedicated Pharmac fund for cancer drugs and another for rare disorders.

Also on the list - a social worker for every GP clinic and shorter wait times for surgeries.

All that on top of regular health funding, but Labour says National cannot be trusted.

RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch has the story.