Published on: 7th March 2023

You may have seen and heard in the media that junior doctors have voted to take strike action on Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 March 2023.

During this strike action we have had to prioritise emergency care over some routine appointments, but we are still here to support you.

Here's an update and some guidance for patients and visitors about what to expect:


If you have an appointment with any of our services please attend unless you hear from us. There's no need to call to check if your appointment is going ahead, we'll be in touch with you directly if we need to rearrange an appointment.

Visiting patients

We continue to welcome family members and loved ones to visit patients at our hospitals, please see our visiting information.

Need urgent mental health crisis support?

Our 24/7 mental health crisis helpline if free, any time, day or night if you need urgent help. Call 0800 014 9995.

We also have a number of self-help resources on our website which may also be useful.