Everyone in New Zealand is eligible for comprehensive injury cover through ACC.
No matter what you are doing or where you are when you are injured. No matter how the injury happened. No matter how old you are, or whether you are employed, retired, a child, on a benefit or studying.
Most hernia injuries will be covered if they were caused by an accident or medical treatment.
ACC has to be satisfied that you have suffered personal or physical injury.
Your GP can make an ACC claim for you which usually takes a couple of weeks to process and approve. Once you have your claim approved by ACC, book a consultation with Ross Roberts who will apply to ACC for surgery funding on your behalf. If straightforward this will be promptly approved and your hernia surgery can be booked into the next available space.