Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Strike notice received: 29 April - 4 May


The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association (NZRDA) has issued a strike notice on behalf of all union members which will involve the full withdrawal of labour for five days from from 8am Monday 29 April to 8am Saturday 4 May 2019.

We have contingency plans in place to ensure that Emergency Department and life preserving services are maintained.  However, in preparation we may need to reschedule 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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