11 January 2016

Industrial action by junior doctors

During the planned industrial action by Junior Doctors from 8.00am on Tuesday 12th January to 8.00am Wednesday 13th January, the Trust has put in place plans to ensure that services we run are safe during this time:

  • from 8.00am on 12th January to 8.00am on 13th January, emergency care will be prioritised – we expect to run all urgent and emergency care services (including A&E and maternity) and all community services
  • consultants will cover the usual duties of our junior doctors on our hospital wards to ensure the safety of inpatients
  • we have rescheduled some operations and procedures along with outpatient appointments which were due to take place during the industrial action – we apologise for any inconvenience caused to patients due to circumstances outside our control (this is a national strike)
  • thoses patients affected have been contacted in advance. If you have an appointment or operation scheduled for Tuesday and you have not heard from us, please attend as normal.