Disruption To Health Services As Support Staff Down Tools

Elaine Stenson
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Patients are being told to expect significant disruption to the health service today as support staff go on strike.

10,000 of them have downed tools for the next 24-hours as part of a pay dispute.

The biggest impact will be on surgeries, inpatient procedures and outpatient procedures.

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Catering is also affected – with some hospitals serving soup and sandwiches rather than a full meal.

But some workers on the picket line will be making sure patients are properly fed.