Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth Junior doctors at the hospital have began their first 48-hour strike within hours as part of their ongoing protest over threats to impose a new contract.
The 50 members of the British Medical Association will provide emergency care only on Wednesday. They are walking out as part of the 38,000 members of the BMA.
More than approx 50 operations have been effect and had to a be cancelled over the following two days due to the strike action.
Outpatient clinics at the hospital are also affected as consultants rearrange their work to cover gaps left by striking medics. Queen Alexandra Hospital is already at ‘breaking point’ as it struggles to cope with crippling demand placed upon it.[tubentertain vid=”vpI4Zf9WMA8″ autoplay=”0″]
The Cosham hospital has been placed on ‘black alert’ a number of times this year as it cannot cope with the sheer number of people flooding in for emergency treatment.