Following the announcement on Wednesday 31 August of the planned Industrial Action by Junior Doctors, the Trust is in the process of reviewing its contingency plans and working to minimise the impact on our patients whilst ensuring patient safety.
The strikes will take place between 8am and 5pm on the following dates:
Wednesday 5 October
Thursday 6 October
Friday 7 October
Monday 10 October
Tuesday 11 October
If you are scheduled to attend one of our sites for an outpatient appointment or have an operation booked during this time the Trust will be making contact with you. The Trust will either telephone you or send you a letter if your appointment or admission is affected by the strike. If we do not make contact with you before the day of your planned visit then please attend as normal.
We are working on ensuring any patients affected by the industrial action have new appointment or operation dates scheduled as quickly as possible. We would be most grateful if patients could keep calls to our appointment centre and Centralised Waiting List Office to a minimum as this will allow our teams to undertake this work and they will make contact with you as soon as possible.
We appreciate your patience and co-operation during this time.