Health is our top funding priority, with a record $16.8b to be invested this year - an extra $888m on last year. 

We are helping families to take better care of themselves through living healthier, more active lives, reducing preventable hospitalisations and ensuring our houses are warmer and drier to help keep preventable illnesses at bay. 

We are investing in primary care, screening and early interventions because catching issues earlier helps increase our chances of successful treatment. 

We have increased free and cheap GP visits and prescriptions, there are more doctors and nurses than ever, and we are tackling mental health and addiction issues. 

We’re delivering thousands more elective surgeries and specialist assessments, and lifted Pharmac funding to record levels, meaning more access to world-class medicines.