Junior doctors are expected to go on strike from Tuesday 11 April for 96 hours to Thursday 13 April led by the British Medical Association.
This will follow the four day Easter weekend, and with these combined factors, it is expected that the next fortnight will be extremely challenging for local health services.
Health and care leaders in Sussex are working together to maintain patient safety, but they are warning that the impact of these strikes will be on a scale significantly beyond that of previous rounds of industrial action #HelpUsHelpYou
· People are being urged to know where to go for NHS help and support over Easter as the NHS prepares for the four-day weekend and industrial action. Help us help you – and know where to go #HelpUsHelpYou#maketherightchoice
· NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – make it your first call if you don’t know where to get NHS help and support over the Easter holidays
· If it isn’t a life saving emergency, please go to one of our MIUs or UTCs if you need urgent on the day help and treatment #saveA&Eforsavinglives
· People may be turned away from Emergency Departments and A&Es if you could be treated elsewhere as the NHS ensures it can help those most unwell for the next two weeks. Make sure you know how to get the help you need #HelpUsHelpYou#maketherightchoice
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