In preparation for a national strike by junior doctors we have agreed a plan with our consultants and other staff to ensure all of our patients are kept safe and well-cared for. Our priority will be the safety of everyone in our care and ensuring we continue to see urgent and emergency patients who need our help on the strike days.

The junior doctors plan to remove their involvement in routine work (planned surgery, outpatient clinics) on 1 December for 24 hours and then remove their involvement in emergency work as well on 8 and 16 December from 8am to 5pm.

Patients should continue to attend the hospital as normal unless they have been contacted by the hospital to make alternative arrangements. For further information please keep an eye on this website. 

Our performance & plans


Fit for the future
To make sure we can continue to provide a centre of excellence offering the highest quality care into the future, we are currently planning a new critical treatment hospital to co-locate stroke, cardiac, emergency services and obstetric maternity care which we hope will be open in the next three years. Click here for further information.

Safe staffing

Information relating to ward/department nursing and midwifery staffing levels.

We are committed to providing patients, visitors and staff with a high quality and safe environment. We regularly monitor and assess our services. Read our Annual Review 2014/15 and Plan 2015/16