Contingency planning

Contingency planning facilitates the provision of comprehensive clinical service during times of industrial action:

  • through support of clinical decision makers
  • making the best use of available resources.

Our role in contingency planning for industrial action is to ensure DHBs can:

  • maintain essential hospital services, especially acute services, for the preservation of life and the prevention of disability
  • keep disruption to hospital services to a minimum and facilitate the delivery of services not directly affected by the strike
  • provide support, guidance and communication to staff who will be working through this period
  • minimise risk to staff, patients and the community
  • communicate with patients, families, staff and communities in a way which proactively informs and instructs whilst managing anxieties and information needs and expectations. 

Templates

Template Contingency Plan [1.5Mb] 

October 2013

Instructions on how to complete a contingency plan [230 kb] 

October 2013

Template LPS Letter [54kb]

October 2013

Instructions on how to complete LPS letter [214kb]

October 2013

LPS Agreement DHB and Union [71kb]

October 2013

Application for Adjudication [25kb]

October 2013

Form for Union members not wanting to take strike action [15kb]

October 2013


Other guidance 

HSRA Life Preserving Services Guidelines [454kb]

October 2013

HSRA Contingency Planning Overview [526kb]

October 2013

  

Last updated: 14/2/19