NZNO Strike Thursday 12 July

On 27 June Northland District Health Board received a second notice of strike action by members of the NZNO, the union representing nurses.

NZNO nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants employed at Northland DHB Hospitals are striking for 24 hours from 7 am on Thursday 12 July 2018.  

This involves staff in all District Health Boards throughout New Zealand.

Northland DHB employs 1500 Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Midwives; over 97 percent are NZNO members although this includes only 10 percent of our midwives.

The DHB has contingency plans in place ensuring that all clinical care will be managed by qualified staff.

Are you scheduled to have surgery or have an outpatient appointment at Whangarei, Bay of Islands or Kaitaia Hospital on Thursday 12 July?

Due to the planned 24 hour strike by nursing and midwifery staff throughout New Zealand, your surgery or clinic appointment may need to be postponed.

We are contacting anyone affected directly. Please be assured, if your surgery or appointment does have to be postponed, you will be re-booked.

We apologise in advance for the inconvenience this will cause and reassure you that our number one consideration is for the safety of our patients.


Reduced Services

Some services will be reduced during this strike action.

Our Emergency Department will still be open for emergencies. If you are or may be, seriously unwell you should still come to ED.

For less serious problems please contact your GP, White Cross.

For FREE health advice 24 hours a day, call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Services which will remain open are:

•    Emergency Department
•    Intensive care unit
•    Paediatric acute assessment unit
•    Coronary Care Unit
•    Acute surgery
•    High dependency units
•    Mental Health Inpatient Unit
•    Special Care Baby Unit
•    Renal Dialysis units
•    All our hospital wards

Services which may be affected are:

•    Outpatient Clinics
•    Some Elective surgery
•    Operating theatres
•    Patients requiring tertiary care will continue to be transferred to tertiary hospitals if required


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