Almost 50,000 patient visits have been ruined because of NHS strikes next month, which are the largest ever planned in their history
Almost 50,000 patients had operations and appointments cancelled when nurses walked out of hospitals this week, with more set to suffer next month as strikes escalate.
The Unite union yesterday announced that 3,000 of its ambulance staff will join the biggest day of industrial action in the history of the NHS on February 6.
They will picket alongside 10,000 paramedics and call handlers from the GMB and 30,000 nurses from the Royal College of Nursing in a move that threatens to cripple the service.
Some 11,363 nurses joined the industrial action this Wednesday and 11,219 on Thursday, figures from NHS England…