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Resident Doctors Use Strike To Help Communities

18th October 2016

Resident Doctors Use Strike To Help Communities

Resident doctors are looking for the best possible outcome to their strike, hoping not only for safer hours, but to use their time to help and teach people.

“Our resident doctors are using this opportunity to make their strike a positive experience, ” says Dr Deborah Powell, National Secretary of the NZRDA. “We’re striking for safer hours, but are not missing an opportunity to do some good as well.”

“Resident doctors in Gisborne will be planting a community garden on hospital grounds whilst those in Northland will be going back to (primary) school to join teaching colleagues educate kids on health and wellbeing”.

Whilst many resident doctors will take the time to catch up on some rest and others study for upcoming exams, some will be educating people on what to do during an emergency (including CPR), assisting with blood drives and at volunteer ambulance services.

The strike will see up to 3000 resident doctors walk off the job for 48 hours commencing at 0700hrs on Tuesday October 18.


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