NUPW threatens to call out QEH doctors
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is facing possible industrial action from junior doctors.
The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) said in a statement tonight it was giving the hospital’s administration until Saturday to fix two grievances – unsatisfactory physical conditions that include an air conditioning system which has been malfunctioning since September last year, and a lack of basic amenities such as proper ventilation for doctors’ living quarters.
The union also warned the QEH’s management that it has until June 30 to address all other outstanding issues, failing which the doctors are prepared to take whatever action was deemed necessary to ensure the “offending” situation was rectified. (EJ)