Junior Doctors will strike at Southport Hospital next week 

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.


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