Consultants at our hospitals are taking part in national industrial action from 7.00am on Tuesday 19 September until 7.00am on Thursday 21 September. Junior doctors will take part in national industrial action from 7.00am on Wednesday 20 September to 7.00am on Saturday 23 September.
Staff across MTW have worked closely together to ensure plans are in place to support patient services, including urgent and emergency care. If a planned appointment is postponed during the industrial action we will contact patients in advance. If you have not been contacted please attend your appointment as planned.
Our Accident and Emergency departments are open as normal and if you are seriously ill and need urgent medical care it is important you continue to come forward for NHS care.
Industrial action does mean our services will be under increased pressure so it is vital that people use the services appropriately and save A&E for accidents and emergencies.
If it is not an emergency there are a number of local services available to help you if you need medical advice or treatment. These include visiting a pharmacist, contacting your GP (GP services are not impacted by this industrial action), or visiting 111.nhs.uk.