Industrial Action Update

09/01/2020

INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON FRIDAY 10 JANUARY

We have had to cancel 340 Out Patient appointments and 89 procedures on Friday 10 January, due to industrial action.

OUT PATIENTS

All Out Patient appointments at Ulster, Ards, Bangor and Lagan Valley Hospitals are cancelled, and patients have been notified by letter.

The following are NOT AFFECTED:

Maternity

Radiology

Renal

MacDermott Unit

Downe Hospital Out Patients will be open as normal, so patients should ensure they attend any scheduled appointment.

Emergency Departments remain open, but the Minor Injuries Units at Ards and Bangor Hospitals will be closed.

SURGERY

Any patients scheduled for a procedure will have been notified of a cancellation by telephone. If you do not receive a phone call, please attend as scheduled,

NORTH DOWN & ARDS COMMUNITY SERVICES

There will be no patient/client transport in this area and no meals will be provided in Day Centres.

Balloo Training & Resource Centre (Learning Disability) in Bangor will be closed. The families of the 54 people who attend have been informed.

ULSTER HOSPITAL

The Ulster Hospital shop, Oasis restaurant, Inpatient Ward Block café and Maternity café will be closed.

 

We apologise in advance for any disruption. The welfare of our patients and other service users is our top priority.