Health Boards’ ad­vice

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Auck­land: Some pa­tient ap­point­ments be­ing resched­uled. Those not con­tacted should at­tend ap­point­ments as nor­mal.

Coun­ties Manukau: Large num­ber of ser­vices ‘‘not af­fected’’. En­deav­our­ing ‘‘not to resched­ule, where pos­si­ble’’. Those af­fected will be con­tacted.

Waikato: About 450 ju­nior doc­tors em­ployed, mostly at Waikato Hos­pi­tal. Thames, Te Kuiti, Tau­marunui and Toko­roa hos­pi­tals ‘‘mostly un­af­fected’’. Pa­tients whose clin­i­cal ap­point­ments or op­er­a­tions are af­fected are be­ing phoned.

Lakes: On the strike days, all elec­tive or sched­uled surg­eries will be post­poned, along with the ma­jor­ity of out­pa­tient clin­ics. Pa­tients will be con­tacted if their ap­point­ment or pro­ce­dure needs to be changed. MidCen­tral: Some pa­tients’ ap­point­ments will be af­fected and they will be con­tacted. Those not con­tacted should at­tend their ap­point­ment or surgery as nor­mal. Peo­ple with ques­tions can call 0800 764 677.

Cap­i­tal & Coast: Pri­or­ity will be given to es­sen­tial and acute 24-hour ser­vices. Pa­tients with ap­point­ments or elec­tive surg­eries im­pacted by strike will be con­tacted. Can­ter­bury: About 70 per cent of 550 ju­nior doc­tors af­fected. Pa­tients with pro­ce­dures af­fected by the strike will be con­tacted, or pa­tients can check by phon­ing 0800 778 226 (8am-5pm). Surg­eries and out­pa­tient ap­point­ments af­fected by strike are be­ing resched­uled.

All emer­gency de­part­ments will be open for gen­uine emer­gen­cies. Those with non-ur­gent ail­ments or in­juries should visit their GP first.

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