Industrial action on 6, 7 and 9 February

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed that strike action is scheduled to take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February, which will affect our hospital Trust.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is also taking industrial action at our Trust on Thursday 9 February.

The industrial action relates to a dispute between unions and the Government over the NHS pay award for 2022/23.

Our primary focus on these strike days is to maintain services for patients who need emergency and life preserving care. We have robust plans to deal with a range of disruptions and we are working closely with union colleagues to ensure that key services are maintained.

During industrial action, we will need to reduce the number of appointments we have planned at our Trust. We are contacting patients directly if this means that their appointment will need to be postponed. We understand how disappointing and concerning this will be for those waiting for treatment and we are very sorry this is the case. We will re-arrange these appointments as quickly as possible.

If you do not hear from us, please attend your hospital appointment as planned.

GP practices, pharmacies, Norwich Walk-In Centre and Cromer Minor Injuries Unit are not affected by industrial action.

If you need medical care or advice, please call the NHS 111 helpline, or visit NHS 111 Online.

Contact NHS 111 if:

  • You need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.
  • You don’t know who to call for medical help or you don’t have a GP to call.
  • You think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service; or you require health information or reassurance about what to do next.

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