There is industrial action today, by junior doctors, nation-wide, as a result of a recent ballot by the British Medical Association (BMA). This action will run from 8am on Tuesday 12th January until 8am on Wednesday 13th January 2016.
This industrial action will have an impact on the normal running of the hospital. However, a business continuity plan is in place to ensure that the hospital will continue to operate as normal as possible. It has been necessary to postpone a small number of patient appointments, day-care procedures and inpatient surgeries.
The 12th January is one of three dates where there’s planned industrial action. We are also expecting industrial action to take place on 26th January and 10th February 2016.