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Junior Doctor Industrial Action


Junior doctors across Northern Ireland are taking part in industrial action from Wednesday 6 March until Thursday 7 March 2024 (8am to 8am).

We are expecting disruption to our services and it is anticipated that a number of procedures will be postponed across our hospital sites. Any patients affected by the industrial action will be contacted directly and an alternative date will be arranged in due course.  All patients with scheduled hospital appointments should attend for their appointment unless they have been directly contacted to advise it has been rescheduled.

Our focus will be on patient safety during the industrial action period and a protocol has been agreed to support in-patient and clinically critical services.

 If you require urgent medical or mental health help, which cannot wait for one dayplease attend the Emergency Department. 

Please be aware that it may be busier and you may have to wait longer.

Patients must be seen in order of clinical priority.

Impact on Trust Services

Outpatient Appointments Postponed  |  242

Inpatient / Day Case Procedures Postponed  |  44

Read the Department of Health statement HERE

Thank you for your continued help and understanding