What to expect in Southern Health Trust due to industrial action

A number of services and health units across the Southern Trust will be closed due to the industrial action set to take place this week.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 5:30 pm
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Significant disruption to health and social care services is expected in local hospitals and the community as two periods of industrial action are imminent - Wednesday 8 January and Friday 10 January by the Royal College of Nursing.

Unison will also be taking industrial action on 10 January.

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust said: “We are expecting some disruption to local services due to the planned industrial action on Wednesday, January 8 and Friday, January 10 across the Southern Trust.”

The Minor Injuries Unit in South Tyrone Hospital will be closed on both days.

45 outpatient appointments have been cancelled on Wednesday.

A small number of other services may be affected, patients will be contacted directly.

“If you have NOT received a letter or telephone call to cancel your appointment, please attend,” said a Trust spokesperson.

For more information: www.southerntrust.hscni.net/4334