A number of trade unions have announced national strikes in the run-up to Christmas in the ongoing pay dispute with the government. We recognise the rights of staff to strike, however the majority of union members did not vote for industrial action at our Trust in Croydon.
Our services will be running as normal during strike days, and we would encourage patients to attend their planned appointments, unless we have contacted you to reschedule.
It is really important that people who need urgent medical care continue to come forward, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases, when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.
We would ask people to only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency, when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
If you feel unwell or need advice please go to 111.nhs.uk or call NHS 111, free from any landline or mobile, so that trained advisors can help you get the care you need quickly.
For more information on when to call 999 and when to go to A&E, you can visit the NHS UK website.
For more information: https://www.croydonhealthservices.nhs.uk/trust-news/continuing-our-care-during-strike-days-4525