Industrial Action Junior Doctors 2024

29th February 2024

We are expecting widespread and significant disruption to all our hospital services as a result of the planned industrial action by Junior Doctors on Wednesday 6 March 2024.

Please note that if you have a pre-booked appointment you should attend unless we contact you to say that it has been cancelled.

 If you require urgent medical help, which cannot wait for one dayplease attend the Emergency Department.

Please be aware that it may be busier and you will have to wait longer.

Patients must be seen in order of clinical priority.

Our staff will be working under enormous pressure so please understand and be kind to them.



 Impact on Trust Services:

  1. Outpatient Appointments: 418 postponed
  2. Endoscopy Investigations: 9 postponed
  3. Theatres: 65 surgeries postponed

Trust Services going ahead:

  1. Emergency and trauma surgery will continue
  2. Urgent Care Centres at the Downe and Lagan Valley Hospitals will remain open
  3. The Minor Injury Unit at the Ulster Hospital will remain open

The safety of our patients and service users remains our priority.

We sincerely regret this disruption and would ask for your patience and co-operation.

All postponed appointments and procedures will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued help and understanding.