On Monday 13th October 2014 the British General Union (GMB), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Unison and Unite will be taking industrial action with other health workers in protest against the Government’s refusal to pay a recommended 1% wage increase to all health employees. This will occur between 7am – 11am.

Urgent care will not be affected.

Patients with an appointment which is affected by the action will be contacted and the date suitably rearranged. If you are concerned about an appointment you have at the hospital please ring 01226 730000

Heather McNair, Director of Nursing and Quality advises:  “We would like to reassure the people of Barnsley that our patients come first and that the quality and safety of their care will not be affected.  Plans are in place to ensure that services continue to be delivered safely and consistently throughout the strike period. We have been working closely with staff to ensure that any impact to patients is kept to a minimum, but we please ask for your patience and forbearance during this time.”