Patient services at King’s on Wednesday 10 February 2016

05 February 2016 - We will be postponing most non-urgent operations and outpatient appointments during junior doctors’ industrial action on Wednesday 10 February

King's arch infront of Golden Jubilee Wing

As you will be aware, the British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that junior doctors will be taking industrial action on Wednesday 10 February.

We will be providing a full urgent and emergency care service on that day. However, we need to cancel and re-schedule most non-urgent operations and outpatient appointments. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

What to do if you have an appointment on 10 February

All patients affected by the cancellations will be contacted by the Trust. If you aren't contacted, your operation or appointment will go ahead as planned. If you are unsure or have any concerns, please phone the number on your hospital letter and the relevant department will be able to advise you.

We will be providing regular updates about the industrial action on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Helping us manage demand

As stated above, patients in need of urgent and emergency care on 10 February will continue to receive the treatment they need.

However, those in less urgent need of care may experience longer waiting times than normal, including in our Emergency Departments at King’s College Hospital (Denmark Hill) and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH).

As always, we are urging people to help us manage demand, and use emergency services wisely. Where appropriate, please consider alternatives to A&E such as visiting a local pharmacist or GP, calling NHS 111, or using NHS Choices.


For further information please contact:
Karen Welsh
Communications Manager
karen.welsh2@nhs.net
Extension: +44 (0)20 3299 3850