(For treatment side effects and complications only)
Posted 26th April 2023
Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) are taking further industrial action at hospitals across England, from 8.00pm on Sunday 30th April to 11.59pm on Monday 1st May.
The strike is part of a national pay dispute with the Government. It will affect health services across our region. Before the bank holiday weekend and the strike, it is sensible to check you have enough of any regular medication you take - for example, medication for other health conditions or that is prescribed by your GP.
We have extensive plans in place to make sure we can continue providing safe, high-quality care during the strikes. We expect to deliver services including chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies, radiotherapy, diagnostics, inpatient care, many outpatient consultations and urgent cancer care. (We do not provide surgery.)
If you have an appointment on a strike day: You should attend your appointment as planned unless we contact you directly to say otherwise.
Inpatient care: Inpatients will continue to receive appropriate care during the strike.
Our Hotline team is available 24/7 – including strike days – on 0800 169 5555 for anyone who is currently being treated at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre or who completed treatment in the last six weeks and who needs urgent care or advice (e.g. due to treatment side-effects).
Emergency departments in our region are expected to be very busy. For general health advice and queries – including an online symptom checker – visit 111 online (111.nhs.uk) or call them on 111 if you don't have internet access:
Call 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency.