Consultants are on strike until 7am on Saturday 26 August.
This will have a significant impact on services across our hospitals. We’re working hard to ensure we can cover emergency care throughout the strike; however, we have had to rearrange 723 outpatient appointments, and 57 non-urgent surgeries.
We are prioritising patients who need urgent care, including cancer patients and those who have experienced longer waits.
If your appointment or surgery is rescheduled, we will contact you directly. If you do not hear from us, please come in as planned.
While our A&Es will remain open during the strike it’s likely they will be under considerable strain which means if you do not need emergency care you will face very long waits.
Your local pharmacist or GP can help treat a wide range of conditions and means you can get seen more quickly; and NHS 111 can advise you if you’re not sure where to get the best care. Find out more on our ‘get the right care for you’ page.
Across the previous strikes by junior and senior doctors we have had to rearrange 9,332 outpatient appointments and 664 non-urgent surgeries. The impact of the industrial action, including lost income, has cost our Trust in the region of £4m.