News and Notices

Resident Medical Officers strike action

Our hospitals are preparing for a strike by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) who are covered by the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) collective employment agreement.

The Resident Medical Officer (RMO) strike will last for five days from 8am Monday 29 April to 8am Saturday 4 May 2019.

Patient safety is Nelson Marlborough Health’s top priority. We have contingency plans in place, and we will continue to operate essential services such as emergency departments, emergency surgery and maternity care throughout the strike period.

If you need healthcare:
1. contact your GP, pharmacy or call Healthline on 0800 611 116
2. visit the Medical and Injury Centre in Nelson and Urgent Care Centre in Blenheim for urgent care
3. dial 111 or come to the hospital for emergencies

Please do not to delay seeking medical treatment if you need urgent medical assistance.

Patients having elective surgery or outpatient appointments that may be affected by the strike have been contacted directly or you can call 0800 733 372 to check the status of your appointment.

For the latest on the current negotiations visit the national DHB office website.