Northampton General Hospital bosses prepare for potential doctors’ strike

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BOSSES are looking for areas of potential risk at Northampton General Hospital that may arise out of strike action by doctors and contacting patients who could be affected.

Members of the British Medical association (BMA) union voted to strike on Thursday June 21 and have pledged to carry out only emergency care.

A spokesman for Northampton General Hospital said on Friday morning: “We are currently identifying areas of potential risk, in order to mitigate the effects of the planned industrial action on patients and hospital staff.

“We are working closely with our local BMA colleagues and other staff to ensure that patient safety is not affected.”

“We will be communicating directly with any patients due to attend for appointments on June 21 if any changes are necessary.

“Urgent and emergency care will not be affected.”