Strike action on Monday 13 October

Posted: October 10, 2014

Important information for patients

On Monday 13 October, it's possible that some services provided by the Trust will be affected by strike action.

Although this national dispute is with the government, it is likely that some of our staff, as union members, may take part.

We have plans in place to ensure any disruption to patients is kept to a minimum and will plan our services accordingly.

Our priority is to ensure we maintain patient services and continue to provide safe and high quality care.

We have encouraged staff to let us know if they plan to take part in the strike action, so that we are able to plan services so there is minimal disruption to patients.


  • The strike action will not affect patients who need emergency treatment
  • Any patients whose appointments are affected have already been contacted. Unless contacted, patients should attend their appointments as normal

Maternity services at the Great Western Hospital

Changes to services on Monday 13 October 2014, between 7.00am and 11.00am:

  • Maternity patients needing emergency care or treatment will not be affected (i.e. women in labour should attend the hospital as planned)
  • Non-urgent maternity appointments will be postponed until after 11.00am
  • Planned procedures on the delivery suite will be postponed until after 11.00am
  • Community midwives will be visiting patients from 11.00am
  • Antenatal clinics before 11.00am are cancelled



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