Junior doctors' industrial action,
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
public is being asked to use NHS hospital services responsibly again ahead
of industrial action by junior doctors planned to take place on Wednesday, 10 February
It is the 2nd strike by junior doctors in their dispute with Government
over a new contract. The 24 hour strike will start at 8am, on Wednesday, 10
February 2016 and run until 8am, on Thursday, 11 February 2016. It will affect all hospital
services except emergency care.
Rob Gillies, Executive Medical Director, said the Trust was working with
doctors not affected by the strike, nurses and other clinical staff on
robust plans to ensure that appropriate care was delivered. "Many of
the planned services our hospitals provide will be affected and we are in touch
with the patients concerned. However, if you have an appointment on Wednesday
and haven't heard from us, we still want to see you."
The following services are not affected by the strike:-
► Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
► Maxillo-facial care
► Children's services
► Maternity care
Mr Gillies added:-
"Patients in need of emergency hospital care will continue to receive
the treatment they need when they need it. In all cases priority will be
given to those patients with the most pressing health needs.
A&E is for medical emergencies and people facing life-threatening conditions
such as serious accidents, serious burns, breathing problems, heart attacks
Anyone who needs help in such circumstances should not hesitate in calling:-
999. There are other healthcare options available for less serious
situations; such as visiting your pharmacist or GP, calling NHS:- 111 or
using NHS Choices (NHS.UK)."