Industrial Action Update #11


There will be disruption to Trust services on Friday 10 January 2020 as result of strike action.

We are planning for widespread disruption to hospital and some community services across the Trust area.

Patient and service user safety is of the utmost importance. To help mitigate the impact of the widespread disruption, we have cancelled 1,064 outpatient appointments and 106 inpatient and day cases procedures.

All people affected by these cancellations have been written to and given a new appointment date.



If your appointment, procedure or service has been cancelled, you will be contacted directly. If you have not been contacted please assume your care will proceed as planned.

Three special schools will be closed. They are:

  • Torr Bank
  • Oakwood
  • Mitchell House

It is also anticipated that there will be greater pressures on urgent and emergency care services, including Emergency Departments. 

We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause patients, service users and families.