Nearly 900 operations and appointments rescheduled at Guy’s and St Thomas’ due to strikes

News Desk (10 March, 2016) Health

Doctors strikes against government's plans to extend their working hours puts delays on non-emergency operations

8245The pact comes as the Trust revealed a shocking number of assaults had been carried out on frontline staff by patients and visitors

Nearly 900 operations and appointments at Guy’s and St Thomas’ have been rescheduled due to this week’s junior doctors strike.

In total, 49 non-urgent operations and 842 non-urgent outpatient appointments will now need to be re-arranged – roughly ten per cent of the planned number. Consultants will cover the usual duties of junior doctors and all urgent sectors including A&E and the maternity wards will run as usual.

The News requested the same information from King’s College Hospital but did not receive a detailed response other than a promise that “emergency services” will continue through the strike.

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