All hospitals in the West / North West Hospitals Group were able to cope with the reduced number of rostered Non Consultant Hospitals Doctors at work today, the HSE stated.
“In preparation for today’s strike, the level of planned activity was scaled back to match the available resources,” the statement added.
Tony Canavan, Chief Operating Officer stated, “We are trying to minimise the disruption to our patients today, however, due to the important role that NCHDs play, it is not possible to run the hospitals at full capacity during a strike.” A number of outpatient clinics were postponed, the statement added.
Mr Canavan added: “I’d like to thank our patients for their understanding at this time. All postponed appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible.”