Hospital consultants will be taking a second round of strike action for 48 hours from 7am on Thursday 24 August until 7am on Saturday 26 August, just ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend.
While Alder Hey has plans in place to maintain patient care and safety, we are likely to face significant service disruption as these strikes coincide with the busy school holidays and the August bank holiday weekend period.
Our first responsibility is always to our children, young people and families who depend on our hospital and we work very closely with unions to minimise the impact of the industrial action.
If it’s necessary to reschedule or move your appointment we will be in touch with you directly as soon as possible. If you have not been contacted by us please do attend your appointment as normal.
We understand this may cause our patients and families to worry about how services will be delivered during this period. It is important to know that if you require urgent or emergency treatment, you should attend Alder Hey or other NHS service. Alder Hey’s Emergency Department is really busy and you could face a long wait. Before attending or if it is not an emergency, please consider other options such as checking our Symptom Checker, visiting a pharmacist, contacting your GP, or visiting NHS 111 before visiting.
Our Emergency Department will remain open 24 hours a day as usual. Please note that those attending with less urgent issues may need to wait longer to access care.