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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.

Aftercare

While we hope that our patients leave our care feeling well and with peace of mind, we understand that the time following your treatment can be difficult. You may have questions about your care or about how to look after yourself during or after your treatment. A small percentage of our patients experience on-going symptoms.

If your treatment was delivered remotely via our Medication at Home service, please see this document in the first instance. This fact sheet was also included in the treatment pack sent to your home with your prescribed medication.

If you attended the Bedford Centre or Liverpool Women’s Hospital for a planned procedure – whether surgical or outpatient – then follow-up and aftercare guidance will have been provided to you at the time of your attendance.

We hope that this guidance will answer your questions. However, if you have any further queries or concerns, please contact us between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday on 0151 708 9988, ext. 4509 or 1130, or dial 0151 708 9988 for the main switchboard and ask for the Bedford Centre. Our team are happy to discuss your treatment and any on-going concerns, and will continue to provide care for as long as you need.

If you have any concerns or symptoms outside of the above open hours, please contact the Gynaecology Emergency Department (GED) on 0151 702 4140. Our GED clinical team are able to provide aftercare and advice out of hours regardless of your circumstances. They can give you advice for care at home, answer any queries or concerns you may have, or advise you to come into the hospital if necessary. GED is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be a delay in GED answering your call. Please stay on the line, and a member of our clinical team will speak with you as soon as possible.

If following your treatment you should develop any of the following, either contact GED on 0151 702 4140, or contact your local Accident & Emergency Department:

  • Heavy and continuous bleeding that soaks through 2 or more pads in an hour for a period of 2 hours.
  • Severe repeated or continuous abdominal pains - if not eased with the tablets you have taken for pain relief.
  • Violent shivering attacks / chills
  • High temperature
  • Offensive (smelly) vaginal discharge

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