If you say you were born in New Zealand Breast Screen South does not ask for further proof and you can have a free screening mammogram, assuming you fit the criteria. If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and were not born in New Zealand you can't have an appointment until you fax or email proof of citizenship or residence. Both groups of women are entitled to publicly funded healthcare. That is is discrimination on the grounds of ethnic or national origin according to s.19 of the New Zealand Bil of Rights Act and s.21(g) of the Human Rights Act.
If everyone had to provide proof of eligibility it wouldn't be discriminatory.
Treating 23,500 elective day surgery patients in rural New Zealand is just part of the story. Education, training and workshops to support rural doctors and nurses is leaving a much bigger footprint
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