The Government is being urged to invest in health staff, medicine and dental care in today's Budget.
What it plans to spend billions on will be made public at two this afternoon.
Immediate Past President of the College of Emergency Medicine, Dr John Bonning told Mike Hosking he wants to see emphasis on acute care.
“We need more beds and nurses, access to diagnostics and theatre so we can admit our acute patients. You’d still need to work on the elective backlog but there’s still plenty of acute patients that are waiting a long time.”