Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust

Planning for emergencies during junior doctors’ industrial action

Hinchingbrooke Hospital is planning to run urgent and emergency services as usual if the junior doctors’ industrial action goes ahead on 1, 8 and 16 December.

Patients who need urgent and emergency services will be cared for as usual, but due to increased pressures over this period other patients may wait longer than normal. In all cases priority will be given to people with the most urgent health needs.

Therefore, we would encourage people with less urgent conditions to consider other options – such as visiting a pharmacist or GP, calling NHS 111, or using NHS Choices to find advice about treating yourself. More advice about choosing the right service is available here

We will have to rearrange some planned operations and clinics, but all patients will be cared for appropriately. We will try to phone patients whose appointments or operations need to be rescheduled during the industrial action, but would encourage people to contact us as soon as possible if they have any questions, using the contact number provided in their appointment letters.

We would urge people to follow the advice about choosing the right services if they need medical care during the industrial action. This includes anyone looking after vulnerable people, such as elderly people, children and people with long-term conditions.


Norovirus in the community

We are currently experiencing suspected cases of norovirus within the community.

The symptoms of norovirus are diarrhoea which may be accompanied by vomiting.  In some cases vomiting may be the only symptom. It usually lasts for about 24 – 48 hours, but unfortunately, the affected person can continue to shed the virus for up to 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea and/or vomiting.

For this reason we ask that you do not visit the hospital if you have these symptoms, as this can easily spread to other patients and staff.

For more information on the norovirus please click here.

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