Concern for patient care as junior doctors' strike kicks off

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 7:19a.m.
Today marks the third strike by resident doctors, with a fourth already planned for the end of the month. Photo / File

This morning's junior doctors' strike has sparked concern for patient care, with a spokesperson for resident doctors saying it will have an impact on wait time. 

Today marks the third strike by resident doctors, with a fourth already planned for the end of the month.

DHB spokesperson for resident doctors, Dr. Peter Bramley told Mike Hosking the strike is disappointing. 

He said if any patients have to be deferred, they'll be given another appointment as soon as practical.

Bramley said clinical teams across the country will be prioritising any care that's been disrupted.

 

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