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

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.”


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