Locum Relief for Cyclone affected pharmacies

Primary and community workforce response

Across New Zealand, communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle and recent flooding events are beginning the transition from state of emergency to recovery.

We have seen the perseverance, care and compassion of frontline healthcare teams during this emergency phase. While impacted by the events, you continued to support communities with the delivery of care. Now, it is our turn to support you with feet on the ground.

Te Whatu Ora is working with Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network and Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand to match workforce need requests with volunteers and locums from other parts of the country. Te Whatu Ora will cover the cost of the locum's salary and will reimburse accommodation and travel where these cannot be covered by the requesting organisation or other resources.

Could you support as a locum in regions affected by the cyclone?

If you are a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician and able to undertake a locum placement for between one to six weeks, register your interest here: REGISTER HERE

Do you require the support of a locum because you have been affected by the cyclone?

If you need additional staff because your workforce has been significantly impacted by the cyclone, please email workforcesectorrequest@health.govt.nz

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand will ensure locums are suitably qualified, eligible to work and best matched in the roles you have requested.