The letter below will be issued to all in-patients tomorrow.
Junior Doctor Industrial Action – December 2015
The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors will be taking industrial action on 1, 8 and 16 December 2015.
The action on 1 December is not a full strike as junior doctors will be staffing our Accident and Emergency department on that day, but all other departments will be affected. The action on 8 and 16 December is a full strike and will affect all departments within the Trust.
Patients are our first priority. We would like to reassure you that other doctors and NHS staff will continue to provide high-quality patient care on these days.
The decision to take industrial action is never taken lightly, but in this instance, where staff have decided to take lawful industrial action we have to respect this.
We are well aware this action will inconvenience patients and relatives and regret the disruption that this will cause. We will do everything in our power to ensure this is minimised as much as is possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.