Hospitals prepare for nurses strike

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11 July 2018

Radio New Zealand

Medical directors are insisting they’re as prepared as they can be for the nurses’ strike tomorrow as facilitation talks between nurses and DHBs failed.

Last-ditch talks between nurses and their employers have concluded in Wellington.

There’s been no comment from either side but RNZ understands the facilitation talks ended a short time ago.

One chief medical officer estimates 6000 to 8000 elective surgery procedures nationwide will need to be deferred.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/361557/hospitals-prepare-for-nurses-strike 

Anne Aitcheson is the lead national contingency planner for the 20 DHBS. She tells Guyon Espiner about 3,500 surgeries are being deferred in preparation for the strike.

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