The Prime Minister was accompanied by her partner Clarke Gayford when she went to hospital early this morning.
"The health system deserves to be supported adequately," Minister David Clark told Parliament.
Tiria Waitai spoke at the funeral today, saying her friend's legacy will live on.
Four political parties sent a letter urging him to stop the planned changes to the Child Adolescent Mental Health Service.
The Deputy PM says the Government is trying to facilitate DHBs to "be more generous" in their pay offer to nurses.
"We're just enormously grateful for the love, and cards, and prayers," Simon told his More FM colleagues this morning.
About 27,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants voted to strike for two full days next month.
"The Government has to balance pay demands across the public sector. We have gone as far as we can in terms of extra Government money," Dr Clark said this afternoon.