June 2015: RAPHS chief executive Kirsten Stone said the organisation was pleased with the 100 per cent sign-up rate.
A Rotorua principal, Linda Woon of Otonga Rd Primary School, also expected the programme to benefit many local families and told the Daily Post, "how marvellous that all the various clinics have signed up for the service," she said.
The free under-6 programme already in place resulted in increased access and lower costs for families.
The programme is expected to benefit about 400,000 children nationwide. It will include a contribution from ACC, which will mean about 213,000 children will receive free injury-related doctors' visits, according to ACC Minister Nikki Kaye.