2 Apr 2010

Northland radiographers to strike

1:04 pm on 2 April 2010

Northland District Health Board is warning of delays in its emergency and outpatient departments next week because of industrial action.

Radiographers will strike on Thursday and Friday, affecting services at hospitals in Whangarei, Dargaville, the Bay of Islands and Kaitaia.

It is part of national industrial action by radation technologists over pay.

Northland Health says the strike will affect all patients needing a scan or X-ray, and has forced the postponement of some elective surgery.