Staff at St Richard’s Hospital are taking part in a national strike today.
Patients have been asked to attend their appointments as normal.
The following unions have held ballots and have agreed to strike on Monday from 7am to 11am
Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
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