Plans in place to ensure patients receive care during junior doctors’ strike

ANYONE needing emergency medical care should still come forward and patients should attend appointments during next week’s three-day junior doctors’ strike, a health trust has advised.

Junior doctors across the country are due to take industrial action, expected to last 72 hours, from 7am on Monday, March 13.

A spokesperson for Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust said: “Plans are in place to ensure all patients continue to receive safe and effective care during this period.

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Patients with appointments planned should attend as normal unless they are contacted directly by the trust.”

Medical director Dr Jo Beahan said: “It is really important that anyone who needs urgent or emergency medical attention next week continues to attend our Urgent & Emergency Care Centre.

“While our junior doctors may be striking, our services remain open for those that need our help.

“Patients with appointments will be contacted directly if we need to rearrange their appointment. If we do not contact you, please attend as planned.”

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She added: “While our services do remain open, as always it is vital that they are used appropriately. 

“The UECC is for those in need of urgent medical care. If anyone is unsure of the best place for them to receive advice, visit”