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APEX Union Clinical Perfusionists Industrial Action

Our APEX Union Clinical Perfusionists, the highly trained professionals who operate the heart-lung machines during cardiac surgery, are starting their latest strike action today, Tuesday 26 April, from 9.30am to 11am and 1.30pm to 3pm. They will also be striking tomorrow, Wednesday 27 April, from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Patient safety is our top priority and we’re working hard to ensure patients still receive the emergency and essential services they need.  However, we are prioritising patients based on clinical need and this has meant we’ve had to reschedule some surgeries.

If you haven’t heard from us to reschedule your appointment, please come to the hospital as planned.

The national transplant service will not be affected.

If you have any queries or concerns, please call our Contact Centre on 09 367 0000.

Perfusionists are valued members of our workforce and we respect their right to take industrial action.

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