25th February 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

‘Little disruption’ to health services in isles from doctors’ strike

0 comments, , by , in News

NHS Shetland said today there would be “little disruption” to health services in the isles as a result of the 24-hour strike action taken by doctors in protest at changes in the organisation’s pension scheme.

A spokesman said: “Working with our medical colleagues, who are committed to providing high quality patient care, we expect to provide a near normal level of planned service delivery for patients on the 21st June 2012, while at the same time recognising the right of staff to take action.

“We expect there to be little visible disruption to services in Shetland. Patients who have an appointment with their GP or who are due to come into hospital for either an outpatient consultation or an operation should attend the relevant department.”

Tags:

Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

Win a £20 Voucher Complete our survey today
10 Winners will be drawn at random from completed entries
No thanks Take survey No thanks