18th Oct, 2017

Planning helped hospital cope

Solihull Editorial 27th Nov, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

PLANNING ahead was the key to keeping disruption to a minimum during Monday’s (November 24) NHS strikes according to Solihull Hospital.

NHS workers up and down the country including nurses, ambulance crews, and midwives took to the picket line for four hours as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

Members of 11 trade unions downed tools over the Government’s decision not to accept a one per cent pay rise.

This latest walk out has been followed up through the rest of the week by action of strike, which includes measures such as work to rule.

A hospital spokesperson said: “There were a very small number of staff that participated in the strike action but there was no direct impact on most services at the hospital.

“To ensure as little disruption as possible we planned in advance by investigating which areas were likely to be affected within the hospital and reorganising activities where necessary to accommodate.

“All union staff participating in the strike action are working to rule for the rest of the week but again plans have been put in place to ensure no direct impact on services.”

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