KGH still urging people to stay away from A&E unless necessary despite strike cancellation

Kettering General Hospital.
Kettering General Hospital.

Kettering General Hospital is still urging people not to attend A&E unless absolutely necessary despite the junior doctors’ strike being cancelled.

Ten planned operations and about 100 outpatient appointments have been altered, with some already rearranged and the rest to be given a date within the next few days.

Kettering General Hospital medical director Dr Andrew Chilton said: “Our message to patients remains to attend their appointments as scheduled unless we have contacted them to make new arrangements.

“Emergency attendance at the hospital is currently at high levels so we would urge local people to use healthcare options in their local community for the next few days rather than attending A&E unless it is absolutely necessary.

“We would like to apologise to patients for any inconvenience that may have arisen for them as a result of the planned industrial action.”