We are the union for salaried doctors and dentists.

We promote, protect and support the interests of our members in all aspects of their working lives. We are working for an equitable, accessible public health care system that meets the needs of all New Zealanders.

  • ASMS in the news

ASMS in the news

30 March 2020 ASMS

Doctors fear lack of basic protective gear is putting them at risk – Newshub Nation TV interview

Contamination fears spread among medical staff – Stuff

Nurses union calls for better provisions during Covid crisis –RNZ

Healthworkers could live away from families for weeks – Herald

Hospitals and medical centres face staff shortages – RNZ plus Morning Report interview

New Zealand’s intensive care capacity revealed – Herald

Hospital staff brace for next wave in Covid fight – Sunday Star Times/Stuff

Entire hospitals could be used to treat the sick – Herald

Worry over burnout and understaffed ICU units – using ASMS staffing survey RNZ and Herald plus Morning Report item

Wellington ICU doctor (and ASMS member) admits he is scared – Herald

New Zealand’s ICU capacity drops behind – Herald

New Zealand hospitals could treble ICU capacity – Herald

Model shows that ICU overload risks thousands more deaths – Newstalk ZB

Petition on behalf of concerned health workers urging the government to raise the alert level and then relief when it announced level 4.  |

1.7 million flu jabs ordered amid fears of Covid-19 and flu season – Stuff