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Non-urgent appointments to be cancelled due to strike action

8 March 2023

The British Medical Association has announced planned strike action in England beginning at 06:59 on Monday 13 March 2023 and finishing at 06:59 on Thursday 16 March 2023 amid ongoing talks with the UK Government. As a result, we are expecting that a number of junior doctors that work at East Cheshire NHS Trust will be on strike during this time. 

To maintain patient safety, we have unfortunately had to postpone non-urgent routine appointments so that our clinical teams can prioritise emergency and urgent care. Due to the short notice, we will be contacting patients who are affected by phone and rescheduling appointments at the same time.

In the event of the strike being cancelled we would encourage you to remain as flexible as possible with your time as we may be able to reinstate your appointment.

We appreciate that this will be frustrating, but it’s unavoidable in order for the trust to maintain patient safety by prioritising inpatients and emergency care.

Thank you to all staff, patients and service users for your co-operation during this extremely challenging time.