Industrial Action – Thursday 15 December14/12/2022
Important Information regarding local health and care services – Thursday 15 December.
Strike Action will take place on Thursday 15 December by RCN trade union members. Given the reduction in staffing levels anticipated, the Western Trust has regrettably taken the decision to cancel some non-emergency services.
Impact is as follows:
- 587 outpatients new, review and urgent outpatient appointments have been postponed across Altnagelvin Hospital, Omagh Primary Care and Treatment Centre and South West Acute Hospital. Where possible new appointments have already been allocated or will be allocated shortly via letter.
- 8 planned inpatient and day case procedures have been cancelled across Altnagelvin Hospital, Omagh Primary Care and Treatment Centre and South West Acute Hospital.
- 11 Trust managed GP Practice treatment rooms will be closed.
- A reduced service is anticipated for Community nursing services including rapid response nursing, district nursing, community respiratory nursing and continence services.
The Trust is currently in the process of making contact with patients and service users that are directly affected by tomorrow’s industrial action. If you have not been contacted please assume your care will proceed as planned. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Trust continues to work with Trades Unions and will provide a further information updates on our website www.westerntrust.hscni.net or social media channels for more information.