Industrial action will affect the provision of radiology services (X-ray, CT & MRI) in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals on Monday and Wednesday.
Please note: Ultrasound services are unaffected.
All hospitals nationwide are preparing for a further strike by Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) who are covered by the Association of Professional and Executive Employees (APEX) collective employment agreement.
Some of our MITs will participate in a 24-hour withdrawal of labour from:
1. 0700 Monday 14 October to 0700 Tuesday 15 October and
2. 0700 Wednesday 16 October to 0700 Thursday 17 October.
Our contingency planning team has worked hard to minimise the potential effects of the strike on patient care, prioritising the continuation of emergency and urgent services during the strike.
The provision of radiology services at Nelson & Wairau Hospitals, including the Emergency Departments, will be affected during the periods of industrial action.
Thank you for your patience.
Cervical screening clinics are set up for eligible women who would like support to get up to date with their smears. There is a clinic is being held at the Richmond Health Hub 281 Queen Street, Richmond on Monday 18 November, 4.30 - 8pm.
To find when you are due, or to book in, please contact Madhu on 543 7833, 022 592 0339 or free phone 0800 729 729 (choose option 1 for Nelson).
Only 10 days to go until the 2019 Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test on 24 November!
EMAs allow you to quickly receive important information from relevant government agencies if there is a serious risk to your life, health or property. The upcoming test allows NZ Civil Defence to evaluate the system to ensure as many people as possible can receive alerts.