Publish date: 5 April 2023

Junior doctors have voted to take industrial action for 96 hours starting at 7am on Tuesday 11 April to 7am on Saturday 15 April.

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT is working through robust plans to ensure we can maintain safe care for our patients.

However, please be aware this action also coincides with a busy period for health services following the Easter holidays and will have an impact on our services.

While we are aiming to keep disruption to a minimum, we are expecting postponements to some planned care between Tuesday 11 April and Saturday 15 April inclusive.

If your appointment needs to be re-arranged, a member of the service will be in touch. If you have an appointment but do not hear from us, you should attend as normal. You do not need to contact the Trust.

The A&E department at Tameside Hospital will remain open for genuine emergencies. Please consider whether your condition is life-threatening and appropriate for our A&E department, or could be treated elsewhere. Wait times are expected to be longer than normal and patients will be treated in order of clinical need.

The Urgent Treatment Centre will also remain open between 9am-9pm and, as above, patients should expect to wait longer than usual to be seen.

If you are unsure where the most appropriate setting for your condition is, use NHS 111 online. NHS 111 online can tell you:

•           Where to get help for your symptoms, if you’re not sure what to do

•           How to find general health information and advice

•           Where to get an emergency supply of your prescribed medicine

•           How to get a repeat prescription

Other healthcare services include visiting a pharmacist, contacting your GP or visiting

For more information on when to call 999 and when to go to A&E, visit the NHS UK website.

In a mental health crisis, call the mental health crisis line in your area (Greater Manchester: Bury, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport and Tameside & Glossop – 0800 014 9995).

Read the Get To Know Where To Go leaflet which outlines all of the full range of health services available.