NHS Services & Industrial Action

NHS services across Wirral are currently under a lot of pressure, with staff working incredibly hard to meet very high demand. Please help us to ensure our services are available for those who need them most.

Ambulance service staff from GMB and Unison trade unions will take industrial action on Wednesday, 11 January 2023. This means reduced ambulance crews but also reduced 999 and 111 call handling staff.

Please look at the alternative options available for accessing NHS services if your condition is not urgent.

Our staff are still working incredibly hard, and we are here for you, so please continue to come forward for the help you need.   

There are a number of services available locally to help you including:

Pre-bookable, routine appointments are also available at evening and weekends thanks to the new enhanced access contract. You can access these appointments by speaking to your general practice reception team.

You can also ‘help us help you’ by ensuring you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having your autumn booster dose and your seasonal flu vaccination, if eligible.