Filling the void: Health improvement practitioner trialled at Porirua Union

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Filling the void: Health improvement practitioner trialled at Porirua Union

Virginia
McMillan
PUCHS
Mental health programme Te Tumu Waiora began in south Auckland and is also under way in the Wellington region, as well as in Northland and Canterbury
I am very keen on the idea, as are the other GPs, and we are very supportive of it continuing Having a health improvement practitioner on b, William Teleaga, Health improvement practitioner William Teleaga is helping patients make behavioural changes

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"Mr Hefford says the PHO began with the intention of a year-long trial at its own expense – an investment of $400,000 this year."

I would really like to know where this funding is coming from. This money has to come from somewhere. Where is this "somewhere"? I know for an absolute certainty that we could not fund this from available resources in South Canterbury, not without significant deficit. Or does this get funded from "top-slicing"?