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National industrial action update

As you may know, planned industrial action has been announced by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) on Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December.

Industrial action is a national dispute between the Government and Trades Unions about terms and conditions. We are committed in keeping disruption to our services to a minimum on these dates, and we have measures in place to ensure the safety and welfare of our patients and our staff.



If you have an appointment please attend unless you hear from us. Please do not call to check if your appointment is going ahead. We will be in touch with you directly if we need to rearrange an appointment. 


Our Emergency Department (ED):

Please use our Emergency Department if you have a life-threatening emergency.


Please be aware that our service, like the wider NHS and local health and care system, is very busy:

  • If you have a minor illness or minor injury, local GP surgeries and pharmacies are open.
  • If you have an urgent medical problem that isn’t an emergency contact 111 first by phone or online
  • The Urgent Treatment Centre Cumberland is open every day to treat you if you have an injury which isn’t life-threatening, but requires urgent treatment. Our Minor Injury Units at Tavistock and South Hams Hospital are also open everyday. You can find out more about our UTC and MIUs here.

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