What to expect in Southern Health Trust due to industrial action by health staff

A number of services and health units across the Southern Trust are closed today due to industrial action by health staff.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 9:56 am
Industrial action

Significant disruption to health and social care services is expected in local hospitals and the community as nurses go on strike today.

A Unison representative in the Southern region said its members will not be taking industrial action this week.

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust said: "We are expecting some disruption to local services due to the planned industrial action on Wednesday, January 8 and Friday, January 10 across the Southern Trust."

The Minor Injuries Unit in South Tyrone Hospital will be closed on both days.

45 outpatient appointments have been cancelled on Wednesday.

A small number of other services may be affected, patients will be contacted directly.

"If you have NOT received a letter or telephone call to cancel your appointment, please attend," said a Trust spokesperson.

For more information: www.southerntrust.hscni.net/4334