Disruption To Health Services As Support Staff Down Tools

Disruption To Health Services

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.

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.