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NZRDA Resident Medical Officers strike 2019 – 26 and 27 February

New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) Registered Medical Officers (RMOs) are striking for a 48 hour period from 8am on Tuesday 26 February until 8am on Thursday 28 February. 

Your safety is our priority. Contingency plans are in place to ensure that patient safety is maintained during the strike period.

We respect our RMOs’ right to strike. RMOs work extremely hard and care immensely for our patients – they are a highly valued part of our workforce. We know the decision to strike is a very difficult decision for each individual to make.

What you need to know:

  • The strike takes place for 48 hours from 8am on Tuesday 26 February

  • Patient safety is our priority.

  • If you need our care, we are here.

  • We are providing emergency and life-preserving services throughout the planned strike days. This includes all acute services and those services defined as life-preserving (e.g. some cancer treatments).

  • Unfortunately, we are not able to provide all our services and some patient appointments will be rescheduled.

  • Patients should still come to their scheduled appointment or surgery on those days UNLESS we have contacted them directly to say their appointment is being rescheduled.

  • During the strike period if you or a whānau member have a condition that is not urgent or severe, please contact your GP. If it is an emergency, call 111 immediately.

  • Free medical advice is available 24/7 through Healthline, phone 0800 HEALTHLINE (0800 611 116).