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Right Arrow Junior doctor industrial action 12th to 16th September
05 September 2016 at 13:33

** UPDATE 6/9/16: THIS ACTION HAS NOW BEEN CALLED OFF **

Junior doctors plan to strike again next week in their dispute with the Government.

They will take industrial action for five days between 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September to Friday 16 September. Unlike most earlier strikes they will not provide emergency cover.

Rob Gillies, Executive Medical Director, said: “The Trust will be working with doctors not affected by the planned strikes, nurses and other clinical staff on robust plans to ensure we continue to provide appropriate care.

“Some planned services our hospitals provide may be affected. We will be in touch with patients ahead of their appointment should it need to change.

“Patients in need of emergency hospital care will continue to receive the treatment they need in a timely fashion. As usual priority will be given to those patients with the most pressing health needs.

“A&E is for medical emergencies and people facing life-threatening conditions such as serious accidents, serious burns, breathing problems, heart attacks and strokes.

“Anyone who needs help in such circumstances should not hesitate in calling 999. There are other healthcare options available for less serious situations – such as visiting your pharmacist or GP, calling NHS 111 or using NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk).”

Further information is available on the dedicated NHS England website.


Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Email tonyellis@nhs.net
Web www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust


Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitian Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.