Information for patients: RCN strike action on Thursday 15th December

Posted 14th December 2022

The Royal College of Nursing is taking strike action on Thursday 15th December at hospitals across England, including The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

We have been working closely with the RCN and have extensive plans in place. 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.)

Patients should continue to attend as planned unless we contact them directly to say otherwise. Some appointments have been brought forward to dates before the strike; other patients will be seen within the next few days.

Our Hotline team is available 24/7 – including the 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). Call 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency.