8th February 2016

Industrial action by junior doctors

During the planned industrial action by Junior Doctors from 8.00am Wednesday 10th February to 8.00am Thursday 11th February, the Trust has put in place plans to ensure that services we run are safe during this time:

  • from 8.00am Wednesday 10th February to 8.00am Thursday 11th February, 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).

Patients whose appointments or procedures have regrettably been cancelled as a result of the industrial action, have been contacted directly. They have been told their appointment or procedure will be rebooked as soon as possible.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is a service that makes it easier to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
Please consider whether your family doctor GP or your local Pharmacist can help you before making a journey to an emergency department.