A junior doctor strike will take place at Cambridge University Hospitals and the Royal Papworth Hospital from 7am on February 24 to the end of the day on February 28.

The four day strike action by the doctors is set to cause disruption at the Royal Papworth Hospital as well as Addenbrooke's Hospital, which is part of the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

A spokesperson for Cambridge University Hospitals said: "Our key focus is on providing safe care for patients who ned urgent and emergency services, and those receiving inpatient care in our hospitals."

As a result, some appointments may be cancelled at short notice. 

The spokesperson continued: "Due to strike action, we may need to cancel your appointment at short notice on the day of strike action, and we are sorry in advance if this happens.

"We appreciate this will be frustrating and we will rearrange your appointment as quickly as possible.

"We will prioritise resources to protect emergency treatment - including managing life and limb-threatening conditions, critical care, neonatal care and trauma."

If you do not hear from Cambridge University Hospitals to say your appointment has been rescheduled, it is advised that you attend your appointment as planned.

The hospital will contact patients either by phone or using MyChart if their appointment is cancelled.

Recommended Reading: Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Vintage bike enthusiast fundraiser

At the Royal Papworth Hospital, the situation is much the same.

There will be an additional walk-out from junior doctors in the Hospital Doctor's Union from 7am on February 24, which will end at 7am on February 29.

Anyone whose appointment is due to be postponed as a result of strike action will be contacted by the team at the hospital.

A spokesperson for the Royal Papworth Hospital said: "We are working hard to re-arrange a new date for you as soon as possible and you will receive a new appointment letter when this is confirmed."