Junior Doctors Strike - 11 January 2016

Junior Doctors Strike - 11 January 2016

Junior doctors are due to take industrial action from 8am on Tuesday, 12 January to 8am Wednesday, 13 January, 2016. During this time they will be carrying out emergency care only.

We have worked with nursing and medical colleagues to put robust plans in place to ensure that the hospital remains completely safe during the proposed strike periods, and are confident that anyone coming to the hospital during this period will get the high quality, safe care they can expect from us.

Unfortunately this means that we have had to postpone some planned surgery and appointments to ensure that we are able to continue to deliver high quality care to those people who need us in an emergency. Where this has been necessary we have been contacting those affected directly as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes, however, patient safety is always our utmost priority.

If you have an appointment with us on the day of a strike, and have not been contacted by us to say it has been postponed, please attend your appointment as normal. There is no need to call in and check.

If you need medical assistance during the strike period you should use NHS services in the way you normally would.