Health leaders warned that patient safety cannot be guaranteed during this “extremely dangerous time.”
Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, told the BBC: .
“We are particularly concerned about the paramedics’ strike tomorrow, but we are concerned about the possibility of further strikes.
“We need to make it clear that we are entering a very dangerous time and this calls for governments and trade unions to try to resolve this dispute and find ways to help us get there. That is why we are reinforcing the call to do so during the winter.”
This follows Health Secretary Will Quince calling on the public to avoid “dangerous activities” during the strike.
“There will be disruptions to the service. If people are planning dangerous activities, it is important to urge them not to do so as there will be disruptions on the day,” he told Times Radio Tuesday morning. Told.
Quince said he was “concerned” about the industrial action and insisted he would make it clear to unions that a “minimum level of service” was required.