Industrial action by APEX Medical Imaging Technicians

There are two periods of national industrial action taking place by APEX union Medical Imaging Technicians.

The first strike period began at 7am on Monday 14 October and ended at 7am on Tuesday 15 October. The second period will begin at 7am on Wednesday 16 October and will end at 7am on Thursday 17 October.

Patient safety is our priority. Plans are in place to ensure that we continue to operate essential services to support our emergency departments, unplanned surgery, intensive care units, and maternity care throughout the strike.                                                           

What you need to know:

  • There are two periods of national industrial action taking place by APEX union Medical Imaging Technicians.
  • The first strike period began at 7am on Monday 14 October and ended at 7am on Tuesday 15 October. The second period will begin at 7am on Wednesday 16 October and will end at 7am on Thursday 17 October.
  • During the strike period, non-urgent imaging services (e.g. x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans and angiograms) are not available.
  • Ultrasound services will operate as usual, so maternity and birthing services are not likely to be impacted.
  • Plans are in place to ensure imaging services are available to support our emergency departments, unplanned surgery, intensive care units, maternity services and other essential services.
  • If you are a patient, please come to your scheduled appointment UNLESS we have contacted you directly to say their appointment is being rescheduled.
  • If you need medical treatment during the strike do not delay seeking help. If it is an emergency call 111 immediately or come to our emergency departments.

We respect our Medical Imaging Technicians’ right to strike and know the decision whether to strike or whether to work is a very difficult decision to make.