Junior doctor and NZ Blood Service strikes

Some of Health New Zealand’s junior doctors are scheduled to strike from 7:00am Thursday 30 May until 8am Saturday 1 June.

At the same time, some workers from the separate New Zealand Blood Service will be taking industrial action.

If these strikes proceed, all hospital emergency departments will remain open and hospital inpatients will receive safe care.

Unless you are contacted directly, please attend any scheduled outpatient appointment or treatment.

People with non-urgent ailments or injuries should contact their GP in the first instance. Anyone unsure about whether they need emergency department care should contact their GP or call Healthline (0800 611 116) for free advice.