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Junior doctors industrial action (24-28 February 2024)

British Medical Association (BMA) junior doctors are scheduled to take industrial action from 7am Saturday 24th to 11:59pm Wednesday 28th February 2024.

As a result, we are expecting that a number of junior doctors who work at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust will be on strike during this time.

To maintain patient safety, some of our services may be disrupted so that our clinical teams can prioritise our most urgent patients and care.

If your scheduled appointment is impacted by the upcoming industrial action, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know and to provide you with a re-arranged date. We appreciate for anyone currently waiting for an appointment that any changes will be extremely frustrating, and we apologise in advance for the inconvenience this causes to anyone who is affected.

We will be contacting any patients whose appointments may be affected. If you are not contacted, please attend the hospital as normal.

Same sex accommodation

At Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust the vast majority of patients are female. On the rare occasion we have male patients, they are in a day case capacity and the Trust never has male patients that need to stay in overnight.

Every patient has the right to receive high quality care that is safe, effective and respects their privacy and dignity. Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing all patients with same sex accommodation, because it helps to safeguard their privacy and dignity when they are often at their most vulnerable.

Same sex accommodation means:

  • The room where your bed is will only have patients of the same sex as you
  • Your toilet and bathroom will be just for your gender, and will be close to your bed area

We are proud to confirm that all our patients have been cared for in same sex accommodation.

How will we measure success?

Every month we look at what male patients (if any) have been admitted for day case treatment and check that they have been accommodated in an appropriate area. We also ask 50 patients per month on what their perception was regarding the same sex accommodation. In the past year, no patient has raised this as an issue.