A person illegally in the country racks up a medical bill of more than $165,000 which was later written off by Northland DHB. How can this be allowed to happen?

It is also highly likely this patient will need hospital care in the future. This patient has been in the country illegally since 2012 and is adamant they do not want to return to their home country.

Yet in rural areas of New Zealand patients are waiting up to a month to see a doctor and waiting months to get a hospital appointment.

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