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Update No1 - NZNO Strike Action

July 12, 2018

Northland DHB hospitals report Emergency Departments and clinical teams are managing well during the NZNO members strike.

“Emergency departments are relatively quiet and occupancy is slightly lower than expected,” explains Margareth Broodkoorn, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Northland District Health Board.

“Our contingencies have worked well so far. To our clinical teams, NZNO members providing LPS and our army of volunteers – thank you.”

The focus for hospitals remains patient safety through to 7:00 am tomorrow morning when the strike will end.

Northland DHB employs 1500 Nurses, Midwives and Healthcare Assistants.


People should not delay seeking medical treatment or not going to hospital if the matter is urgent. They should dial 111 for emergencies or an ambulance.

Healthline 0800 611 116

Free health advice 24 hours a day, without leaving home. Your calls are answered by clinically trained staff.

Have you called your General Practise (GP)?

After hours services remain exactly the same across the whole district. Call your GP practice and follow the advice given.


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