Lakes DHB strike advice
Make sure you’re up to date with prescriptions. Stone said “our health sector, as a whole, works hard and the pressure we are all working under is not always visible”.
“Industrial action is part of the normal course of a very large workforce . . . everybody working in the health system wants the absolute best for their patients but sometimes to get that you have to do what’s best for the workforce.”
The RDA said DHBs were trying to reverse improved conditions secured after the 2016 strikes. DHBs “strongly dispute” this. Last week the DHBs’ spokesman Dr Peter Bramley said they had tried to negotiate an agreement where clinicians and hospital managers could work with their junior doctors to make rostering decisions, “rather than the union”.