Strike Action Update

Dear patients,

Please see below for information regarding the national strikes to taken by ambulance and hospital nursing staff. GP practices are unaffected although may be busier than usual as a consequence. We hope this will reassure those needing medical assistance on those days.

Many thanks

Strike Action Update

Patients who have a planned hospital operation, outpatient clinic or procedure on either Thursday 15 or Tuesday 20 December 2022 are being asked to attend as usual unless they hear from their NHS Trust to advise otherwise.

Industrial action by ambulance service workers is also likely to take place on 21 December and 28 December across the region. Life threatening calls and other very serious conditions that may require urgent assessment will continue to be responded to.

The public are advised to use the local MIIU phone line, 0300 421 7777 or 111 depending on the level of care they need. Please try to keep 999 and A&E clear for genuine emergencies. Please note, patients with life-threatening conditions or serious injuries will continue to be seen at the two Emergency Departments (A&E) Gloucester Royal and Cheltenham General and other critical care and cancer services will be running on these days.

This information relates to Gloucestershire NHS Trust and Ambulance services , if we receive any updates from other counties locally we will let you know.