3 August 2004
Following an NHS lead in the UK, the Green Party hopes a visit to the hospital can include options such as acupuncture, osteopathy and homeopathic medicines.
It follows the release of a report into complementary and alternative health treatments.
The Ministerial Advisory Committee recommends that alternative practices deemed safe are worthy of public funding.
Greens health spokeswoman Sue Kedgley would like that to mean practitioners are fully integrated with the health system.
She hopes they will be able to offer complementary treatments where appropriate and effective.