Stoush over MYEFO 'health cuts'

Following the MYEFO statement from Treasurer Joe Hockey yesterday, shadow health minister Catherine King accused the Coalition of having cut half a billion dollars from the health budget.

Ms King listed a range of measures including the axing of $100 million in funding for Sydney’s Westmead hospital, $10 million that had been committed to the Children’s Medical Research Institute and $15.1 million from the Cancer Care Coordinators program.

“The funding for all these programs was budgeted for and included in the Pre