1 in 3 radiologists days away from leaving

The image analyses performed by Landspítali radiologists are a key …

The image analyses performed by Landspítali radiologists are a key component in treatments of all kinds. Photo: ÞÖK

Working conditions for radiologists at the National University Hospital of Iceland (‘Landspítali’) are being reviewed in a last-ditch attempt to prevent mass resignations.

Twenty of the sixty radiologists currently working at the hospital have handed in their resignation and their period of notice ends in just a few days’ time.

The image analyses performed by Landspítali radiologists are a key component in treatments of all kinds. If these resignations are not retracted, the hospital may need to rearrange its entire operation, exposing patients to delays and service cutbacks.

Longer waiting lists for scheduled procedures are inevitable if deals are not struck and a third of the entire radiologist team walks out on 1 September.

Landspítali management is reportedly working hard on improving working conditions for radiologists to persuade them to withdraw their resignations. Management and radiologists will be meeting tomorrow to discuss possible solutions.

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