At Waikato, Thames, Te Kuiti, Tokoroa & Taumarunui hospitals, and Matariki and Rhoda Read continuing care facilities:
To reduce the number of patients in hospital and attending our clinics over the time leading up to and during the industrial action, we will be:
- Waikato DHB is preparing to close many of the services provided due to the impact of the strike.
- The hospitals will continue to operate essential services such as the Emergency Departments, emergency surgery and maternity care throughout the strike, and patient safety remains the DHB’s top priority.
- We will be able to maintain only the very minimum of services during the strike and many operations will be deferred and outpatient clinics will be closed and appointments rescheduled.
Please do not come to your appointment on 9 June unless we confirm with you directly that the appointment is still going ahead.