Are Māori/Pasifika being prioritised in healthcare?

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Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 May 2020, 8:05PM
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Are Māori/Pasifika being prioritised in healthcare?

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 May 2020, 8:05PM

Wellington region DHBs are prioritising Māori and Pasifika on surgery waiting lists.

Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs say ethnicity is taken into account along with patients’ level of clinical urgency and how long they have been waiting.

Jack Tame told Andrew Dickens all studies show Māori and Pasifika have worse access to health care in New Zealand.

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