Nelson Marlborough Health to reduce services during workers' strike
Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is preparing to close most elective services provided at Nelson and Wairau hospitals on 12 July 2018 due to a nationwide strike by nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants covered by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) collective employment agreement.
A strike notice has been received for 7amThursday 12 July until 7am 13 July.
Important information for people with hospital appointments
Patient safety is NMH’s top priority during the strikes. Hospital emergency departments, emergency surgery and maternity care will continue, as will essential care for long-term patients.
To achieve this, DHBs need to postpone non-urgent elective surgeries and outpatient procedures that were scheduled on the strike day.
Affected patients will be contacted directly. People should come to their scheduled appointment unless they have been contacted to say their appointment is being postponed.
People can also call NMH to check if an appointment is going ahead: 0800 733 372