BOPDHB chair pleased with Budget

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has welcomed the big funding boost for mental health and other health services in yesterday's Budget.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has allocated 1.9 billion dollars for mental health.

The rest of the health sector gets an extra 1.7 billion.

Four hundred and 50 million dollars is ring-fenced for district health boards' mental health funding.

The chairperson of the Bay of Plenty District Health board Sally Webb is impressed.

Sam Gardner