A petition to save the 0800 Poison helpline has struck a chord with concerned parents, Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson David Clark says.
The Ministry of Health plans to merge the national poisons helpline with other tele-health services.
“The petition went live on Monday night, the first 1000 signatures were gathered by Tuesday and a target of 2500 was easily reached on Wednesday.
“I am not surprised. The 0800 Poison Helpline is a trusted service. Expert toxicologists are on the end of the line immediately.