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The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

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Junior doctors strike as dispute continues

12 February 2019 ASMS

Junior doctors are on strike again this morning for two days as tension mounts in public hospitals from strikes. The strike from 8am Tuesday until early Thursday is the third such strike by the doctors since mid January. The doctors are also planning a fourth two-day strike in two weeks’ time. Health correspondent Karen Brown talks through the details with Guyon Espiner.

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Senior doctors at Palmerston North Hospital say they are tired and frustrated by the strikes and have warned acute services might not be able to be fully covered this week and patients are being put at risk.

Peter Bramley is the spokesperson for district health boards. He talks to Susie Ferguson from Radio NZ.

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The New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) announced on Monday it would undertake a further round of industrial action on February 26 and 27 following on from failed mediation between the union and District Health Boards (DHBs) says Stuff.