Planned Industrial Action - 11-15 April 2023

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We are expecting some of our services to be impacted by the proposed industrial action by Junior Doctors taking place from 7am on Tuesday 11 April to 7am on Saturday 15 April 2023.

Our main priorities are to provide safe care for patients who are receiving inpatient care in our hospitals and those who need urgent and emergency care services.

Our emergency services will remain open, but we ask that you contact NHS 111 or NHS 111 Online before coming to hospital, so that you can be directed to the most appropriate place for your care or treatment.

During strike action, we will prioritise resources to protect emergency treatment - life and limb-threatening, critical care, neonatal care and trauma.

Outpatient appointments
During the period of action we are reducing the number of appointments we have planned to ensure we have safe levels of staffing on our wards, emergency departments and other critical areas. Patients with an appointment planned during the period of action will be contacted directly if this means their appointment now needs to be rescheduled. We appreciate how disappointing this will be for anyone waiting for treatment or investigations and we are sorry to postpone arrangements. However, we will rearrange any cancelled appointments as soon as possible.
Patients who are not contacted in advance should attend their appointment as planned.