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Strategy aims to reduce demands on health department

Health Minister David Anderson says a new decade-long health strategy wasn’t produced to save money, but its message could help do just that.

The 40-page document from the Department of Health was launched yesterday (Monday) and will see more care offered by GPs and community health workers rather than in hospital.

One of its primary messages is persuading people to live healthier lives, by avoiding smoking and obesity.

Mr Anderson says a healthier population would put fewer demands on his department:

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