NZRDA Strike Action

Important information regarding planned strike action by junior medical staff.

Are you scheduled to have surgery or have an outpatient appointment at Whangarei Hospital between 8 am Tuesday 26 February and 8 am Thursday 28 February 2019?

Due to planned strike action by junior medical staff throughout in New Zealand, your surgery or clinic appointment may need to be postponed. We are contacting anyone affected directly. If you have not been contacted, your appointment is NOT affected.

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. 

If you need us, we are here.

We do not wish to discourage anyone who has significant concern for their health delaying acute care – doing so can have serious consequences.

For health advice over the phone, call Healthline on 0800 611 116. Your call will be answered by a Registered Nurse and is a FREE service available 24 hours a day.




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