UPDATE 07 August 2023
NZNO nurses and midwifery colleagues accepted the collective agreement offer.
This means the 24-hour planned strike action planned on Wednesday 9 August will not go ahead.
A 24-hour nurses’ strike is planned from 7am Wednesday 9 August 2023 to 7am Thursday 10 August.
If you have a medical emergency, or sudden decline of your health, do not delay seeking help. Call 111 or go to your nearest emergency department immediately.
Anyone staying in hospital during this time will still receive the care and support they need.
Our healthcare services will continue to operate with the help of other clinical staff. Please help by keeping our emergency departments for emergencies only.
The strike will only affect public hospitals and community health services. Private hospitals, primary care clinics, pharmacies, and emergency services will operate as normal.
All hospitals have contingency plans in place to ensure that essential and urgent care will be provided during the strike. This includes maternity care, intensive care, emergency department care, and ambulance services.
How to get medical help during the strike
- For non-urgent medical advice or assistance - call Healthline on 0800 611 116, for free 24/7. You can also visit healthline.govt.nz for more information.
- Talk to your pharmacist, or make an appointment with your GP for minor illnesses or injuries.
If you have a medical emergency, or sudden deterioration of your health, call 111 or go to your nearest emergency department immediately. Do not delay seeking help if you or someone else is in a serious or life-threatening condition.