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Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Health - Addition to the Supplementary Estimates 2019/20

Vote Health

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Health (M36)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Health

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF HEALTH: Minister of Health

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type 2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Departmental Output Expenses          

Health Sector Information Systems (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of information technology services and the publication of data and information derived from these services to the health and disability system.

58,618 3,268 - 3,268 61,886

Managing the Purchase of Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to purchasing services for the public and health and disability sector on behalf of the Crown, for those services where the Ministry has responsibility for the purchasing function (i.e. funding is not devolved to another entity).

42,441 10,236 4,750 14,986 57,427

Payment Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the administration and audit of contracts and payments on behalf of the Crown and Crown agencies.

17,340 - (1,000) (1,000) 16,340

Regulatory and Enforcement Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to implementing, enforcing and administering health- and disability-related legislation and regulations, and provision of regulatory advice to the sector and to Ministers, and support services for committees established under statute or appointed by the Minister pursuant to legislation.

24,646 1,362 - 1,362 26,008

Sector Planning and Performance (M36)

This appropriation is limited to advising on and co-ordinating health sector planning and performance improvement; and funding, monitoring, and supporting the governance of, health sector Crown entities, and sector co-ordination.

51,026 20,525 (1,500) 19,025 70,051
Total Departmental Output Expenses 194,071 35,391 2,250 37,641 231,712
Departmental Capital Expenditure          

Ministry of Health - Capital Expenditure PLA (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Health, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

16,000 7,000 - 7,000 23,000
Total Departmental Capital Expenditure 16,000 7,000 - 7,000 23,000
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Auckland Health Projects Integrated Investment Plan (M36)

The appropriation is limited to expenses incurred in developing an Integrated Investment Plan for Auckland Health projects.

- 1,340 - 1,340 1,340

Health and Disability Support Services - Auckland DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Auckland DHB.

1,391,484 30,667 3,328 33,995 1,425,479

Health and Disability Support Services - Bay of Plenty DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Bay of Plenty DHB.

762,449 20,108 1,964 22,072 784,521

Health and Disability Support Services - Canterbury DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Canterbury DHB.

1,510,695 60,069 3,793 63,862 1,574,557

Health and Disability Support Services - Capital and Coast DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Capital and Coast DHB.

817,679 15,282 1,994 17,276 834,955

Health and Disability Support Services - Counties-Manukau DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Counties-Manukau DHB.

1,524,353 30,268 3,851 34,119 1,558,472

Health and Disability Support Services - Hawkes Bay DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Hawkes Bay DHB.

524,166 13,842 1,344 15,186 539,352

Health and Disability Support Services - Hutt DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Hutt DHB.

416,836 8,353 1,039 9,392 426,228

Health and Disability Support Services - Lakes DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Lakes DHB.

340,415 10,079 876 10,955 351,370

Health and Disability Support Services - MidCentral DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from MidCentral DHB.

540,792 14,874 1,402 16,276 557,068

Health and Disability Support Services - Nelson-Marlborough DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Nelson-Marlborough DHB.

462,233 13,750 1,188 14,938 477,171

Health and Disability Support Services - Northland DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Northland DHB.

632,077 13,291 1,624 14,915 646,992

Health and Disability Support Services - South Canterbury DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from South Canterbury DHB.

190,066 5,348 491 5,839 195,905

Health and Disability Support Services - Southern DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Southern DHB.

926,825 24,661 2,363 27,024 953,849

Health and Disability Support Services - Tairawhiti DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Tairawhiti DHB.

171,979 3,334 444 3,778 175,757

Health and Disability Support Services - Taranaki DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Taranaki DHB.

362,111 9,096 912 10,008 372,119

Health and Disability Support Services - Waikato DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Waikato DHB.

1,262,909 31,036 3,143 34,179 1,297,088

Health and Disability Support Services - Wairarapa DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Wairarapa DHB.

149,112 4,171 384 4,555 153,667

Health and Disability Support Services - Waitemata DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Waitemata DHB.

1,622,080 30,390 3,988 34,378 1,656,458

Health and Disability Support Services - West Coast DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from West Coast DHB.

137,668 3,191 302 3,493 141,161

Health and Disability Support Services - Whanganui DHB (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Whanganui DHB.

234,337 6,664 570 7,234 241,571

Health Sector Projects Operating Expenses (M36)

This appropriation is limited to operating expenses associated with the governance, planning and development of health sector capital projects.

- 11,385 - 11,385 11,385

Health Services Funding (M36)

This appropriation is limited to initiatives to improve the financial sustainability and performance of District Health Boards.

23,681 (12,181) - (12,181) 11,500

Health Workforce Training and Development (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of workforce development for people working in the health and disability sector and of services that support those workforces to be sustainable, flexible, and fit-for-purpose.

211,641 4,050 - 4,050 215,691

Monitoring and Protecting Health and Disability Consumer Interests (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of services that monitor and protect health and disability consumer interests.

31,546 (5,200) - (5,200) 26,346

National Child Health Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of child health services.

112,980 (5,648) - (5,648) 107,332

National Contracted Services - Other (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of other services directly by the Crown to support the health and disability services sector, including the national management of pharmaceuticals, and health research.

23,488 - - - 23,488

National Disability Support Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of disability support services.

1,344,646 254,594 25,400 279,994 1,624,640

National Emergency Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of emergency services.

150,319 (1,114) 12,381 11,267 161,586

National Health Information Systems (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of information technology services for the New Zealand health and social sectors.

8,382 1,000 4,000 5,000 13,382

National Maori Health Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of health and disability services that are either for Maori or by Maori.

6,828 12,500 - 12,500 19,328

National Maternity Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of maternity services.

188,492 - 5,480 5,480 193,972

National Mental Health Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of mental health services.

141,296 18,621 - 18,621 159,917

National Personal Health Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to personal healthcare and support services purchased directly by the Crown, including mobile surgical services, telephone and online advice services, hospice services, sexual and reproductive health services, and services associated with the implementation of the Oral Health and Cancer Control Strategies.

67,005 17,708 48,135 65,843 132,848

National Planned Care Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of planned care interventions.

396,085 5,664 - 5,664 401,749

Primary Health Care Strategy (M36)

This appropriation is limited to services to implement and deliver the Primary Health Care Strategy.

330,533 (5,000) 34,000 29,000 359,533

Problem Gambling Services (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of services that minimise the harm from gambling, in accordance with the Gambling Act 2003.

18,698 381 - 381 19,079

Public Health Service Purchasing (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of public health services.

440,302 237,238 495,850 733,088 1,173,390

Supporting Equitable Pay (M36)

This appropriation is limited to costs related to supporting equitable pay for care and support workers, and mental health and addiction support workers.

413,636 (413,636) - (413,636) -

Supporting Safe Working Conditions for Nurses (M36)

This appropriation is limited to costs relating to meeting the obligations for safe staffing for nurses and to supporting the Care Capacity Demand Management (CCDM) Programme across District Health Boards.

- 9,586 - 9,586 9,586
Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses 17,889,824 479,762 660,246 1,140,008 19,029,832
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          

International Health Organisations (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the Crown funding New Zealand's World Health Organization (WHO) membership and contributing to specific WHO projects.

2,030 70 - 70 2,100

Legal Expenses (M36)

This appropriation is limited to funding the defence and settlement of health-related or disability-related legal claims against the Crown.

1,028 1,650 - 1,650 2,678

Provider Development (M36)

This appropriation is limited to supporting the development of health or disability service providers, in particular, those supporting vulnerable populations, such as Maori and Pacific peoples.

43,434 (6,269) (1,000) (7,269) 36,165
Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses 46,492 (4,549) (1,000) (5,549) 40,943
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          

Equity for Capital Projects for DHBs and Health Sector Crown Agencies (M36)

This appropriation is limited to providing capital contributions to health sector Crown entities or agencies for new investments and reconfiguration of their balance sheets.

1,507,470 (1,152,634) - (1,152,634) 354,836

Equity Support for DHB deficits (M36)

This appropriation is limited to equity injections to District Health Boards to address working capital requirements.

134,211 295,789 - 295,789 430,000

Health Sector Projects (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision or purchase of health sector assets.

40,600 157,143 - 157,143 197,743

Residential Care Loans - Payments (M36)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of interest-free loans to people entering into aged residential care facilities.

15,000 5,000 - 5,000 20,000
Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure 1,697,281 (694,702) - (694,702) 1,002,579
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure          

Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing MCA (M36)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

26,895 10,709 - 10,709 37,604
Departmental Output Expenses          

Ministerial Servicing

This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio responsibilities other than policy decision-making.

4,702 1,000 - 1,000 5,702

Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters.

17,889 7,116 - 7,116 25,005

Supporting the Review of the New Zealand Health and Disability System

This category is limited to the expenses of, and providing support to, the Expert Panel advising Ministers on the Review of the New Zealand Health and Disability System.

4,304 2,593 - 2,593 6,897
Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure 26,895 10,709 - 10,709 37,604
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 19,870,563 (166,389) 661,496 495,107 20,365,670

Capital Injection Authorisations

Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type 2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Ministry of Health - Capital Injection (M36) 3,144 - - - 3,144

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Cumulative Supplementary Estimates Total
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Appropriations          
Output Expenses 18,083,895 37,641 1,140,008 1,177,649 19,261,544
Benefits or Related Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 46,492 - (5,549) (5,549) 40,943
Capital Expenditure 1,713,281 7,000 (694,702) (687,702) 1,025,579
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
   Output Expenses 26,895 10,709 - 10,709 37,604
   Other Expenses - - - - -
   Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -
Total Appropriations 19,870,563 55,350 439,757 495,107 20,365,670
Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts          
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 927,996 N/A 52,527 52,527 980,523
Capital Receipts 27,499 N/A 5,000 5,000 32,499
Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts 955,495 N/A 57,527 57,527 1,013,022

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Managing the Purchase of Services (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to purchasing services for the public and health and disability sector on behalf of the Crown, for those services where the Ministry has responsibility for the purchasing function (i.e. funding is not devolved to another entity).
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $4.750 million to $57.427 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • $2.500 million for a fiscally neutral transfer from the Payment Services appropriation and the Sector Planning and Performance appropriation to account for the impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry's work programmes and appropriations
  • $2 million for the implementation of the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Action Plan, and
  • $250,000 to meet operational costs to support the delivery of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Initiatives.
Payment Services (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the administration and audit of contracts and payments on behalf of the Crown and Crown agencies.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $1 million to $16.340 million for 2019/20 due to a fiscally neutral transfer to the Managing the Purchase of Services appropriation to account for the impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry's work programmes and appropriations.

Sector Planning and Performance (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to advising on and co-ordinating health sector planning and performance improvement; and funding, monitoring, and supporting the governance of, health sector Crown entities, and sector co-ordination.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 51,026 20,525 (1,500) 70,051
Revenue from the Crown 50,877 20,525 (1,500) 69,902
Revenue from Others 149 - - 149
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $1.500 million to $70.051 million in 2019/20 due to a fiscally neutral transfer to the Managing the Purchase of Services appropriation to account for the impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry's work programmes and appropriations.

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Health and Disability Support Services - Auckland DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Auckland DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $3.328 million to $1,425.479 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Bay of Plenty DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Bay of Plenty DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $1.964 million to $784.521 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Canterbury DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Canterbury DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $3.793 million to $1,574.557 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Capital and Coast DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Capital and Coast DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $1.994 million to $834.955 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Counties-Manukau DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Counties-Manukau DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $3.851 million to $1,558.472 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Hawkes Bay DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Hawkes Bay DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $1.344 million to $539.352 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Hutt DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Hutt DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $1.039 million to $426.228 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Lakes DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Lakes DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $876,000 to $351.370 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - MidCentral DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from MidCentral DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $1.402 million to $557.068 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Nelson-Marlborough DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Nelson-Marlborough DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $1.188 million to $477.171 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Northland DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Northland DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $1.624 million to $646.992 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - South Canterbury DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from South Canterbury DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $491,000 to $195.905 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Southern DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Southern DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $2.363 million to $953.849 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Tairawhiti DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Tairawhiti DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $444,000 to $175.757 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Taranaki DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Taranaki DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $912,000 to $372.119 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Waikato DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Waikato DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $3.143 million to $1,297.088 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Wairarapa DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Wairarapa DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $384,000 to $153.667 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Waitemata DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Waitemata DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $3.988 million to $1,656.458 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - West Coast DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from West Coast DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $302,000 to $141.161 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

Health and Disability Support Services - Whanganui DHB (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal and public health services, and management outputs from Whanganui DHB.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $570,000 to $241.571 million for 2019/20 to meet increased costs of drugs due to COVID-19.

National Disability Support Services (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of disability support services.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $25.400 million to $1,624.640 million for 2019/20 to ensure that essential disability and aged care support services are maintained through the period of the COVID-19 response.

National Emergency Services (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of emergency services.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $12.381 million to $161.586 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • $11.099 million to provide short-term funding to New Zealand's 24/7 emergency road ambulance services to meet operating service costs following a sudden and immediate reduction in revenue due to COVID-19, and
  • $1.282 million to the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust so it can continue to meet operating costs and to ensure continuity of emergency helicopter services in the Northern region during COVID-19.
National Health Information Systems (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of information technology services for the New Zealand health and social sectors.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $4 million to $13.382 million for 2019/20 to meet costs associated with the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Action Plan.

National Maternity Services (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of maternity services.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $5.480 million to $193.972 million for 2019/20 to fund community midwives for additional costs incurred and services provided due to COVID-19, as well as additional locum support.

National Personal Health Services (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to personal healthcare and support services purchased directly by the Crown, including mobile surgical services, telephone and online advice services, hospice services, sexual and reproductive health services, and services associated with the implementation of the Oral Health and Cancer Control Strategies.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $48.135 million to $132.848 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • $26 million to meet immediate support to aged residential care providers to maintain their facilities free of COVID-19
  • $14.800 million to fund the National Telehealth Service for border activities and contact tracing associated with the COVID-19 response, and
  • $7.335 million for financial support to hospices up to 30 June 2020 to meet operating costs as a result of COVID-19.
Primary Health Care Strategy (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to services to implement and deliver the Primary Health Care Strategy.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $34 million to $359.533 million for 2019/20 in due to:

  • $18 million to provide funding to ensure critical community pharmacies continue normal operations where appropriate and increase services designed to improve access, and
  • $16 million for a fiscally neutral transfer from the Public Health Service Purchasing appropriation to support capacity and capability in all general practices to respond to COVID-19.
Public Health Service Purchasing (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision, purchase, and support of public health services.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $495.850 million to $1,173.390 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • $350 million to purchase additional stocks of personal protective equipment
  • $58 million to meet the costs in providing managed isolation or quarantine facilities
  • $51.850 million to fund costs related to the "Unite against COVID-19" campaign, to purchase additional ventilator and respiratory equipment for use in treating COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and wards, and to meet the direct costs for private hospitals to keep facilities (including ICUs) open to deal with potential COVID-19 outbreaks during Alert Level 4
  • $37 million to fund the purchase of equipment to undertake laboratory testing to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus
  • $14 million to implement the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Action Plan, and
  • $1 million for a fiscally neutral transfer from the Provider Development appropriation for the COVID-19 Pacific Response Package.

This increase was partly offset by:

  • $16 million for a fiscally neutral transfer to the Primary Health Care Strategy appropriation to support capacity and capability in all general practices to respond to COVID-19.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Provider Development (M36)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting the development of health or disability service providers, in particular, those supporting vulnerable populations, such as Maori and Pacific peoples.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $1 million to $36.165 million for 2019/20 due to a fiscally neutral transfer to the Public Health Service Purchasing appropriation for the COVID-19 Pacific Response Package.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 16 June 2020