Industrial action by Associated of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)
Senior doctors and dentists employed by Te Whatu Ora, who are members of ASMS, are planning to strike from 10am – 2pm on Thursday, 21 September
(*ASMS – the Association of Salaried Medical specialists – is the union for senior medical officers - doctors and dentists.)
We have contingency plans in place to ensure continuing safe care for all patients during the four-hour strike period.
- Emergency Departments will remain open and hospital care will be available throughout the strike.
- Anyone staying in hospital during this time will still receive the care and support they need.
- We have an agreement with the unions for senior medical officers to be available to provide Life Preserving Services if needed.
- Te Whatu Ora respects the right of its staff to take industrial action.