Friday 14 July 2023

LONG WAIT times at A&E and doctors under “a lot of pressure” is what people can expect as junior doctors begin five days of strike action from today. That’s according to Professor Makani Purva, Chief Medical Officer at Hull University Teaching Hospitals’ NHS Trust. 

Services at Hull Royal Infirmary, Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Women and Children’s Hospital are set to be severely disrupted by the action, with the potential for several hundred junior doctors to walk out. Professor Purva said: “It’s extremely challenging that we are having the five day strike, and having it over the weekend.” And she urged a quick solution be found. “Junior doctors are a very important part of our workforce and they should be supported and an appropriate solution needs to be found quickly,” she said.

RAIL PASSENGERS in East Yorkshire face further disruption next week, with members of the RMT Union walking out on Thursday the 20th and Saturday July 22. All but a handful of Northern’s services across the North of England will be brought to a halt, with a further strike planned for Saturday the 29th.

Meanwhile, drivers belonging to the ASLEF union have declared “action short of strike” from this Monday to Saturday the 22nd,  which is likely to affect services too.

21-YEAR-OLD Hull angler Ethan Jones, of Dodthorpe, North Hull, was fined £220 with costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £88 by Hull Magistrates for fishing without a licence and in the close season in the River Hull at Beverley Beck End.