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N.S. health authorities and IWK see increase in operational budgets

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia departments of <font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch">Health</font></font></font></font></font></font> and <font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch"><font class="matchSearch">Health</font></font></font></font></font></font> Promotion and Protection say budgets for hospital-based services will increase in 2009-10.

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia departments of Health and Health Promotion and Protection say budgets for hospital-based services will increase in 2009-10.

All nine health authorities and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax will receive a four per cent increase to operational or non-wage budgets.

They will also receive full funding for wage and benefit increases.

The government says there will be another $10 million for medical equipment.

District health authorities and the IWK received $1.4 billion in 2008-09 for health-care budgets, including wages and benefits.

 
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