New QEII Hospital's services disrupted by junior doctors' strike
PUBLISHED: 12:59 09 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:23 09 March 2016
The New QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City has warned patients to expect delays during the industrial action being taken by junior doctors today.
The hospital said on its website: “Some hospital appointments and procedures in our area will be affected by the national industrial action by junior doctors which will take place between 8am on Wednesday, March 9 and 8am on Friday, March 11.
“If you have a planned hospital appointment or procedure on these dates and you have not been contacted by the hospital already, then you should assume that your appointment or procedure will go ahead as normal.
“Patients in need of urgent and emergency care will continue to receive the treatment they need, when they need it. However, due to increased staffing pressures on the NHS over this period, those in less urgent need of care may experience longer waiting times than normal and some elective operations may need to be postponed or rearranged.
“In all cases, priority will be given to those patients with the most pressing health needs.”