An update on industrial action by hospital consultants at the Trust
Following recent industrial action by junior doctors, for the first time hospital consultants – including consultants at the Trust – are taking industrial action from 7am on Thursday 20 July to 7am on Saturday 22 July.
Our number one priority is to continue to ensure the safety of our patients as well as looking after the welfare and wellbeing of our colleagues. This will mean some necessary changes to the services that we are able to provide during and potentially after the strike.
Whilst most of our services, in our hospitals, in our community sites and in people’s homes, will continue to operate, including all emergency and essential services, we have had to postpone a number of planned outpatient appointments and elective procedures. Some appointments before and after the days of the industrial action may also be affected. All patients impacted by this will be contacted directly and rescheduled as soon as we can.
If you have not heard from us by the day of your appointment, please come to your procedure or appointment as planned.
We would like to ask for the public’s support during this period by only coming to our Emergency Department in a genuine emergency. If you need medical help, but are not sure where to go, then visit NHS 111 either online or by phone who can provide advice and direct you to the best place for the care you need.