Franklin gets its share of $16 million for Hospice

Auckland’s three DHBs, Waitemata, Auckland and Counties Manukau, will receive around an extra $4 million a year for four years. The new funding takes effect from 1 July this year.
The funding will be shared between Mercy Hospice, Franklin Hospice, Hospice South Auckland, Hibiscus Coast Hospice, North Shore Hospice and West Auckland Hospice.
“The extra funding means staff at these hospices are able to better support terminally ill people at home and in agedcare facilities,” says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman Coleman.
In 2013, more than 15,000 people received care and support from hospice services throughout New Zealand, and hospice staff made over 145,000 home visits.

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