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Over 2,700 doctors and nurses taking care of Waikato patients

The latest workforce figures for Waikato DHB are now available on the Ministry of Health’s website. It shows a record number of doctors and nurses are working at Waikato District Health Board (DHB).

As of 31 March 2015 there were 695 doctor and 2,052 nurse full-time equivalents employed by Waikato DHB. That’s 124 more doctors and 421 more nurses compared to 2008. The number of nursing care full-time equivalents including health assistants is 2380.

“It is important that Waikato patients and their families have access to timely quality care,” says Minister of Health Dr Coleman. “Our dedicated health workforce is making a difference to the lives of Waikato patients.”

“Health is expected to receive the largest share of new funding in Budget 2015 when it is released later this week,” Dr Coleman said.

 

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