Junior Doctors Strike – February 2024

Date: 22/02/2024 | Category: General News

The British Medical Association has announced that junior doctors will be taking part in a new round of national industrial action from 7am on Saturday 24 February to 23.59pm on Wednesday 28 February. This will significantly affect services at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Our staff are working hard to ensure we can continue to provide both emergency care for the most seriously ill and injured patients, as well as maternity services and care on the wards for our patients.

Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is really important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases – when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.

Patients with a hospital appointment from 24 to 28 February 2024 should attend as planned, unless we have contacted you to reschedule.

Any postponed appointments will be rearranged as a priority

During this time, please help us by using our services wisely and taking simple steps to help ensure care is available to patients who need it most. This includes using 111 online as the first port of call for health needs and continuing to only attend our Emergency Department if it is a life-threatening emergency.

Community services like pharmacies and GPs will also continue to provide expert advice and support.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time.