VIDEO: Junior doctors' strike in Doncaster
Protesters packed the streets of Doncaster today as part of an all-out strike by junior doctors.
The Doncaster staff joined thousands across the country in the first day of a planned 48-hour walkout in dispute over working hours and pay.
A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that 50 non-urgent operations and 672 non-urgent outpatient appointments have been cancelled as a result of the action.
British Medical Association Representative and trainee GP Selene Chew who was taking part in yesterday’s march said: “Today’s strike despite what the government might tell you is not about pay, it’s not about politics It’s trying to keep the NHS safe, free and sustainable for future generations."
Junior doctors across the country walked out of routine and emergency care at 8am today.
The stoppage affected A&E, maternity and intensive care for the first time. A further all-out action is set to take place tomorrow (April 27) between 8am and 5pm.