Junior doctors set to strike at PAH in new year

News / Sun 24th Dec 2023 at 09:56am

JUNIOR doctors at Princess Alexandra Hospital finished their strike at 7am on Saturday They will resume their industrial action in the first week of January.

The British Medical Association has given notice that they will be on strike for six days from 7am on Wednesday January 3 to 7am on Tuesday, January 9.

NHS trust bosses at the Harlow hospital warn there are “significantly fewer” medics on duty and there will be disruption to services as a result.

A spokesperson said: “Although we are working as hard as we can to minimise this as far as possible, some appointments, procedures and operations will be affected. We will be adjusting our services and the way we staff them to ensure quality of care.

“Please only come to the emergency department if you have a serious or life-threatening illness or injury. Otherwise, please call 111 for advice about which service is best for your needs. This may include your GP, pharmacy (including Harlow Pharmacy, adjacent to the hospital) or urgent treatment centre – you can read more here >

“You can continue to access care from maternity services and critical services for our inpatients.

“Those in less urgent need of care can expect to experience longer waiting times than normal.

“You will be contacted if your appointment needs to be changed. Please continue to come forward for the care you need, unless you have been told that your appointment has been cancelled.”

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1 Comment for Junior doctors set to strike at PAH in new year:

2023-12-25 15:47:02

its political, utterly fed up with a political NHS which demands more and more money while never being able to admit it might be the issue. 7 million on the waiting list is not world class, neither is it underfunded it is just appalling. Lets abolish it and go with the French / German model.

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