We have put plans in place to ensure that the minimum inconvenience is caused to people we care for. Our teams of consultant and specialty doctors will be working and providing care for our patients during the industrial action alongside our nurses, therapists and other teams across the Trust.
Please be aware if the strike goes ahead as planned on Tuesday some outpatient appointments at East Surrey and Crawley Hospitals will be cancelled. Patients whose appointments may be affected by the strike have been contacted. If the strike is cancelled, outpatient clinics will continue as planned.
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust chief executive Michael Wilson said: “Our junior doctors are a valuable part of our team and we are discussing their plans with them. We have established business continuity plans and these will be put in place during any industrial action to ensure patient safety and that we continue to provide high quality care for our patients. We thank our patients for their understanding as we work to make sure that any inconvenience is kept to a minimum.”