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Union withdraws strike action

The New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) has lifted the notice for the planned strike action before Easter.

Resident Medical Officers who are members of the RDA had planned to strike at the start of the school holidays in the week before Easter but withdrew the strike notice today.

DHB spokesman Dr Peter Bramley says DHBs are pleased the possibility of disruption to services has been avoided.
“Our priority now remains finding an agreement and settling the underlying dispute so we can all focus on what’s really important – caring for patients."

All affected patients will be contacted directly, and people should come to their scheduled appointment unless they have been contacted and advised otherwise.

Patients or members of the public can also call NMH on 0800 733 372 to check the status of their appointment.