Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Fourth NZRDA strike notice received for 26 -28 February


The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association (NZRDA)  issued a fourth strike notice on behalf of all union members which will involve the full withdrawal of labour for 48 hours from 8am on Tuesday 26 February 2019.


The fourth RMO strike will last for 48 hours, from 8am Tuesday 26 February until 8am Thursday 28 February, 2019.

We have contingency plans in place to ensure that Emergency Department and life preserving services are maintained.  However, in preparation we have rescheduled a number of planned outpatient clinics and elective procedures both before and during the strike action.

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.

For healthcare needs people should:

1.    contact their GP, local pharmacy or call Health line on 0800 611 116 for non-urgent needs
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 delay seeking medical treatment if you need urgent medical assistance

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