'Significant Disruption' Expected As Health Workers Strike

Hospitals and Emergency Departments are expected to be under significant pressure on Wednesday as healthcare workers take industrial action.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Unison, Unite and NIPSA intend to take strike action on Wednesday 18 December as their fight for pay parity and safe staffing levels continues.

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust has said almost 300 outpatient and 52 inpatient and day case appointments have been cancelled.

The trust is gearing up for greater pressures on urgent and emergency care services, with non-urgent cases to experience long waits.

It's also anticipated that a wide range of social care and community services, including social work, day centres and older person's services will be disrupted.


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