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Date: 23 February 2024
Junior doctors will begin a further period of industrial action starting at 7am tomorrow, Wednesday 3 January, and will continue to 7am Tuesday 9 January.
Maintaining patient safety continues to be our focus. You can help us by only attending our Emergency Department or calling 999 if your condition is life threatening such as sign of a heart attack, stroke, heavy bleeding, or difficulty breathing. Please don’t wait if your condition is life or limb threatening, it is important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal.
If it isn’t an emergency, please use other services such as community pharmacies for minor ailments or medication queries, or a consultation with your GP. Online 111 is available if you need urgent help and aren’t sure where to go.
If you aren’t contacted by us to rearrange your appointment or procedure, please still attend as some services may continue. If you are concerned about your health or any changes in your condition since you last spoke with us, contact the team who have been caring for you in the way you usually would.
Our teams are working incredibly hard and they really appreciate the support they continue to receive from the public and our patients during this challenging time. Even with the extra pressure that our staff are under, please be reassured they are working hard to keep people safe. Our Emergency Care Team will continue to prioritise patients who are in need of our services for life-saving care so that will likely mean longer waits for conditions that are less critical. Please do consider all the services available to you, the NHS is always here to provide advice and care but anything you can do to plan ahead or keep yourself safe, will really help us.
Please continue to treat all our staff with respect and thank you for your support.
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