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Published Saturday 28 Sep 2019

Wairarapa Hospital’s medical imaging (radiography) staff will strike for 24 hours on Monday 30th September, and again on Wednesday 2nd October.

Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) throughout the country will strike from 0700 Monday until 0700 on Tuesday, and again from 0700 Wednesday until 0700 Thursday this week.

We have made arrangements to ensure the hospital can continue to provide the best possible care for the Wairarapa community. The DHB and the union have an agreed process to meet urgent need during the strike periods. A small number of imaging staff will be working. 

During the strikes, X-rays for acute emergency and ward inpatients and acute GP referrals will be available. 

Some appointments and surgery have had to be rescheduled, and some people attending for clinics may need to come twice, rather than have their imaging and consultation on the same day. 

We have been communicating with medical centres and with Wellington Free Ambulance, and will be working hard to minimise any impact on our Wairarapa patients while we await a resolution.

Thank you for your patience - we really do appreciate it.