Monday 7 August 2023Media release1 minute to read
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has advised that the industrial action planned for Wednesday 9 August has been withdrawn.
Our priority now is to ensure that Waitaha Canterbury can deliver care as normal.
Please note some services may still be affected for a time while we revise rosters and where possible, schedule outpatient appointments and planned surgeries for that day.
We are contacting people whose planned (elective) surgeries or outpatient appointments may have been deferred as part of planning for the strike. Where possible these will be reinstated or rebooked at the earliest opportunity.
If your surgery or outpatient appointment was deferred and you haven’t been contacted, please call the specific service detailed on your appointment letter. If you can’t find the letter, call the switchboard on 03 364-0640 between 8am and 5pm and ask to be connected to the appropriate service.
Patients can access urgent and emergency services as usual.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while the team works on revising all the schedules.
To find out more about this process, please visit: Te Whatu Ora welcomes the vote from nurses’ and midwives today to accept the latest collective agreement offer.
Page last updated: 8 August 2023
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