Our Trust, like others nationally, is due to be affected by industrial action by Junior Doctors between 7am on Friday, 11th August to 7am on Tuesday 15th August. The strikes form part of a national dispute over pay.
We have been working with our healthcare partners to ensure we continue to be able to deliver safe care during the period of industrial action.
We are doing our best to keep disruption for our patients and their families to a minimum, while ensuring we can continue to provide both emergency care for the most seriously ill and injured patients, as well as care for our patients on the wards.
We may need to postpone some appointments. We will contact you if your appointment needs to be rescheduled due to strike action. If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment as planned.
Please continue to attend your GP appointments, unless you are contacted and told otherwise.
If you are expecting a baby, please continue to attend maternity services as normal.
If you need medical help or advice, go to NHS 111 online, unless it is a life-threatening emergency when you should still call 999.
Huw Masson, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Director at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The Emergency Department is for life or limb-threatening emergencies only.
“In the upcoming strike staffing will be exceptionally tight, and as you would expect, we will prioritise emergencies.
If you do not have a life or limb-threatening emergency, you will be prioritised accordingly and may be redirected to alternate services or wait a long time to be seen.”
For tips and advice on staying well, and information on health and care services across Calderdale and Kirklees, go to www.togetherwe-can.com