Strike action at St Richard’s Hospital

NHS staff striking over pay outside St Richard's Hospital in Chichester
NHS staff striking over pay outside St Richard's Hospital in Chichester
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Staff at St Richard’s Hospital are taking part in a national strike today.

Patients have been asked to attend their appointments as normal.

A&E, St Richard's Hospital ''Picture by Louise Adams C140028-6 Chi St Richard's Hospital ENGSUS00120140113154258

A&E, St Richard's Hospital ''Picture by Louise Adams C140028-6 Chi St Richard's Hospital ENGSUS00120140113154258

The following unions have held ballots and have agreed to strike on Monday from 7am to 11am

GMB

Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

UCATT

Unison

Unite

This is a national dispute in relation to the Government’s proposals on NHS pay.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our overriding priority is to ensure that our services continue to run safely and that the strikes do not compromise the care we provide to our patients and their families.

“As such, we have been working closely with our unions to understand the impact the strikes might have on our hospitals.

“We have developed robust plans for the industrial action and anticipate that it will be business as usual across our hospitals, i.e. we are not planning to cancel appointments or operations.

“As such, patients are asked to attend their appointments as normal.

“If we need to cancel appointments, then patients will be contacted directly.”

Patients with concerns can also contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on:

Telephone 01243 831822 or emailPALSChichester@wsht.nhs.uk for St Richard’s