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Updated: Notice To Patients and Families: Industrial Action 26 and 27 April

Alder-Hey-in-the-ParkJunior doctors across the NHS will be taking part in industrial action on 26th and 27th April.

Along with all NHS organisations, Alder Hey is putting robust plans in place to minimise the impact of these strikes on our services and maintain quality standards of care.

As a specialist paediatric trust, the majority of our services are delivered by consultants and will continue to be provided throughout industrial action.

However we are still expecting some disruption and unfortunately we may need to reschedule a small number of non-urgent surgical and outpatient appointments.

The safety of our patients and families will remain our key priority and we will be contacting all families affected directly to make arrangements for new appointments as soon as possible.

Many of our clinics and surgical appointments will still be taking place so please attend your appointment unless we contact you.

There will be increased pressure on our emergency department (A&E) during the strike period and we would like to remind parents that children and babies do not need to attend with coughs, colds, sore throat, or diarrhoea and vomiting or with minor bumps and bruises.

You must attend if children and babies have a decreased level of consciousness or any difficulty in breathing.

Parents and carers can get treatment and advice from their GP’s Surgery, local walk in centre, Smithdown Road Children’s walk in centre or local pharmacy.

Further information from NHS England



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