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Junior doctors at our hospital will participate in national industrial action from 27 June

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors will strike from 7am on Thursday 27 June until 7am on Tuesday 2 July. 

During this period, the safety of patients remains our top priority and we are working hard to minimise disruption to our services.

This means that some planned care – appointments, procedures and operations, for example – may be postponed to help us safely manage the impact of the strike and provide emergency care.

For information on how our services will be affected, please see below.

Appointments - planned procures, surgeries and outpatient appointments

If you have an appointment at one of our hospitals, please attend unless you hear from us. 

Please do not call to check if your appointment is going ahead. We will be in touch with you directly if we need to rearrange your appointment.


We will have consultant cover in place across all our hospitals during the strikes, along with cover by nursing staff and allied health professionals. Please be assured you will receive the care you need.

If you need urgent or emergency care

Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is really important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency or life-threatening cases.

Our Emergency Department (A&E) is likely to be busier than usual and we will prioritise patients with the greatest clinical need. Patients attending our Emergency Department with conditions that are not serious may experience long waits.

Where appropriate, please use other services, such as:

  •       NHS 111 online for 24/7 advice about the most appropriate care for your needs, or call 111 – they will provide medical advice and direct you to the best care for your needs 
  • your local GP practice
  • pharmacies
  • urgent care centres, walk-in centres and our Minor Injuries Unit in Haslemere

Find out more about local services to treat urgent needs that aren’t an emergency on our Emergency Department alternatives website and read more about Haslemere Minor Injuries Unit below.

For life-threatening conditions and serious injuries, please call 999 or attend our Emergency Department, which remains open 24 hours a day for patients with serious conditions.

Minor Injuries Unit

Our   Minor Injuries Unit in Haslemere is open seven days a week, 8am-5pm, including during periods of industrial action. 

You do not need an appointment and can receive treatment for: 

  • wounds – cuts, bruises and grazes 
  • minor burns 
  • suspected broken bones, strains, and sprains 
  • minor eye injuries 
  • minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness) 
  • removal of foreign bodies from ears, eyes or nose or from under the skin (splinters) 
  • bites and stings


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