Doctors stage walkout in Tunbridge Wells

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Junior doctors at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury yesterday joined a national strike over their contracts, after talks with the government failed to reach agreement.

Their concerns have centred on proposed working conditions which they claim will place patient safety at risk, as services become increasingly stretched.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has criticised the strike, which is the first of its kind for a generation, stating it was “unnecessary”.

A spokesperson for the hospital said: “The safety and care of patients is our top priority and therefore we have re-arranged 32 planned procedures that were due to take place today (January 12th).”

For more on the doctors’ strike read here.

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