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North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Industrial Strike Action 21st and 28th December 2022

 

On the 21st and 28th of December 2022 the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) that services the population of North Cumbria will be taking industrial strike action. Ambulances will still be available to respond, although they will be prioritised for life-threatening injuries and illnesses. The public should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk).

We anticipate that this strike action will put additional pressure on General Practice and patients may experience delays in access to our services.

Below is public information that is aimed to help you manage any urgent care you may need on these days.

NHS England Advice –
NHS England » Information for the public on industrial action

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Advice –
https://www.nwas.nhs.uk/news/please-only-call-999-for-life-threatening-emergencies-on-days-of-strike-action/

North Cumbria Integrated Care (NCIC) Advice –
https://www.ncic.nhs.uk/news/nwas-industrial-action