Transport strikes – information for patients
22 January 2024 - We plan to run all patient services as normal during the planned industrial action
Members of the rail union ASLEF have announced they will be taking strike action from 29 January to 10 February.
This strike action will impact different train operators on each day of the strike. Southern Rail, South Western Railway, Southeastern and Thameslink services will be affected on Tuesday 30 January.
In addition, the above train operators will have an overtime ban between Monday 29 January and Tuesday 6 February.
Rail operators are advising that there will be little or no service across their networks during strike days, and services are likely to be disrupted the day after strike action.
If the strikes go ahead, we recognise that some patients and visitors are likely to experience difficulty accessing our hospital sites.
We would like to reassure patients and visitors that hospital services will continue as normal during this period. If you have an appointment, please attend the hospital as planned – there is no need to contact us. If the strikes do go ahead, and you think you will be unable to attend, please contact our teams using the number on your appointment letter. We will do our very best to help you.
We would urge all patients and visitors to our hospitals to plan your journey in advance, and to use alternative methods of transport. The roads will also be busier, so if you are planning to drive, please allow extra time for your journey. It is also important to stress that car parking for patients and visitors is extremely limited at our hospitals.
Thank you for your support and co-operation.