Advice for the public during Junior Doctor industrial action

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is urging anyone who needs emergency medical care to still come forward during the Junior Doctor industrial action next week.

The entrance of Rotherham Hospital

Junior Doctors across the country are due to hold action from 7am on Monday 13 March which will last for 72 hours. Plans are in place to ensure all patients continue to receive safe and effective care during this period.

Patients with appointments planned should attend as normal unless they are contacted directly by the Trust.

Dr Jo Beahan, Medical Director at the Trust, said: “It is really important that anyone who needs urgent or emergency medical attention next week continues to attend our Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. While our junior doctors may be striking, our services remain open for those that need our help.

“Patients with appointments will be contacted directly if we need to rearrange their appointment. If we do not contact you, please attend as planned.

“While our services do remain open, as always it is vital that they are used appropriately. The Urgent and Emergency Care Centre is for those in need of urgent medical care. If anyone is unsure of the best place for them to receive advice, visit