Junior doctors will take part in strike action, organised by the British Medical Association, from 7am on Wednesday 14 June until 7am on Saturday 17 June 2023. The industrial action will affect services at Kingston Hospital.
If we need to re-schedule your hospital appointment, we will be in touch with you over the coming days to let you know. People should continue to attend appointments as planned, unless they are told otherwise.
Kingston Hospital staff are working hard to minimise the disruption this will cause to care and treatment. Thank you for your understanding.
During strike action, our Emergency Department (A&E) will be prioritising patients that need care most urgently and unfortunately you may have to wait longer than usual to be seen.
If you need medical help or advice, or are unsure about whether you should go to hospital, 111.nhs.uk should be the first port of call. Call NHS 111 for advice on where to go and what to do next.
During the strike action, people may be seen more quickly at Teddington Urgent Treatment Centre, which is open from 8am until 8pm (7 days a week).
Local pharmacies may also be able to help and can provide advice on minor health concerns from skin rashes to earaches and flu. Many pharmacies stay open late, and no appointment is needed. You can also contact your GP surgery for appointments about illnesses or injuries that won’t go away.
More information on the strikes is available on the NHS website. You should always call 999 if it’s a life-threatening emergency – find out more on when to call 999 and when to go to A&E.