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Vote Health

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Health (M36)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Health

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF HEALTH: Minister of Health

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Health is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year totalling nearly $14,125 million covering the following:

Departmental Operating Appropriations

A total of nearly $191 million (1.4% of the Vote) relates to the functions of the Ministry of Health for: policy advice, administering the purchase of national health services; monitoring the performance of the funders and providers of health and disability services; developing and administering legislation and regulations related to health service facilities, providers and public safety; ministerial servicing; and information services.

Non-Departmental Operating Appropriations

A total of just over $13,645 million (96.6% of the Vote) is for operating expenses to be incurred on behalf of the Crown and is intended to be spent as follows.

Output Expenses

These total nearly $13,618 million (96.4% of the Vote) and are to fund the purchases of health services as follows:

  • just over $10,819 million (76.6% of the Vote) to fund health services from DHBs through the DHB appropriations.
  • nearly $1,053 million (7.5% of the Vote) to purchase national disability support services.
  • just over $800 million (5.7% of the Vote) to purchase national health services and provide clinical training for health professionals.
  • just over $476 million (3.4% of the Vote) to purchase public health services.
  • nearly $176 million (1.2% of the Vote) to purchase primary health care services.
  • just over $145 million (1.0% of the Vote) to purchase national maternity services.
  • $65 million (0.5% of the Vote) for a provision for DHB deficit support.
  • $52 million (0.4% of the Vote) to manage health sector risks.
  • just over $31 million (0.2% of the Vote) to fund other health and disability services.
Other Expenses Incurred by the Crown

A total of just over $27 million (0.2% of the Vote) is for other expenses to fund provider development, legal expenses, and international health obligations including World Health Organisation (WHO) membership.

Capital Expenditure

A total of nearly $289 million (2.0% of the Vote) is to provide Capital funding and will be spent as follows:

  • nearly $259 million (1.8% of the Vote) is to provide debt or equity for district health boards or Health Sector Crown Agencies to cover new investments or for other purposes agreed by the Crown, including balance sheet restructuring, or to invest in specific health sector assets.
  • $15 million (0.1% of the Vote) is to provide interest-free loans to assist people in long-term care.
  • $15 million (0.1% of the Vote) is to purchase or develop assets for use by the Ministry of Health.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Health in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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