Operations cancelled across the West as junior doctors strike

Hospitals are facing increased pressure on services as thousands of junior doctors go on strike across the West.

Hundreds of hospital operations and procedures have been cancelled, and patients have been urged to utilise other NHS services where possible during the 24-hour walkout.

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34 procedures postponed at University Hospitals Bristol

University Hospitals Bristol has confirmed they postponed 34 procedures as a result of the strike action by junior doctors.

However hospital chiefs say they their "plan is working" and they're "running all services as intended":

“As a result of our planning, we postponed 14 inpatient and 20 day case procedures. On a normal day in the middle of the week we would expect to do approximately 60 inpatient and 230 day cases.

A number of our junior doctors have exercised their right to take industrial action. However, because of our joint planning and the support from senior doctors we have been able to ensure that we have good medical cover across all our hospitals.”

– Deborah Lee, Chief Operating Officer

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