A one day strike by junior doctors has caused disruption in hospitals across our region - with more than 500 operations and outpatient appointments cancelled.

It comes as one of our major hospitals - the Royal Cornwall in Truro - remains on Black Alert - after being overwhelmed by patients needing emergency treatment.

Here are the figures ITV News have compiled of all the operations and appointments affected across the region.

DERRIFORD HOSPITAL

19

day case operations cancelled

12

inpatient operations cancelled

17

outpatient operations cancelled

ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITAL

15

operations cancelled

200

outpatient appointments cancelled

NORTH DEVON DISTRICT HOSPITAL

28

operations rescheduled

TORBAY

14

operations cancelled

ROYAL DEVON AND EXETER HOSPITAL

28

operations or procedures postponed

177

outpatient appointments postponed

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has described these strikes as unnecessary and has urged the BMA back to the negotiating table.

Junior doctors say they're striking against the imposed changes in pay for unsocial hours, claiming it devalues the work doctors do on evenings and weekends.

If the stalemate continues, another day of action for emergency care is planned for 28th January.