A statement on Hampshire Hospitals staff side committee activity ahead of colleagues showing their support for NHS colleagues nationally:

Kieron Galloway, chief people officer for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Although Hampshire Hospitals staff who are members of the Royal College of Nursing and Unison did not meet the threshold for strike action, it is recognised that many have strong feelings on the matter. As such, our staff side committee, which represents all union activity at the trust, has arranged for a short peaceful demonstration to take place on Thursday (15 December) to show their support for colleagues nationally.

“This will be held off-site and in staff’s own time. It will have no impact on patient care or any of our services – all of which will be running as normal. Hampshire Hospitals continues to work in close partnership with the Trade Unions representing staff.”