Junior doctors at Eastbourne District General Hospital are due to strike tomorrow and Wednesday (26 & 27 April), in an ongoing dispute over the Health Secretary’s proposed new contracts.
In response to the industrial action, a spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has issued this statement:
“SECAmb is asking the public to, as always, think carefully about calling 999 during this week’s planned period of industrial action by junior doctors. It is difficult to say how substantial the impact will be on our service but we have robust plans in place and will be monitoring the situation closely to ensure that we minimise the impact on patients.
“We will be looking to make best use of our clinicians in our control centres to advise patients, working with our healthcare partners in the community to delay, where appropriate, the transfer of patients to hospital and where possible seek alternative pathways such as minor injuries units as and when necessary.”