Pilgrim weathers doctors’ strike

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THE strike by doctors on Thursday meant four patients at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital had operations re-scheduled.

And 27 outpatient appointments were also postponed.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust says Pilgrim normally carries out 33 operations in a day and sees an average of 626 outpatients.

Doctors across the country voted to strike for 24 hours over “unfair changes” to their NHS pensions.

But most reported for work on the day, including GPs at Spalding’s Munro Medical Centre where a partner, Dr Graham Wheatley, said it was “completely pointless” to inconvenience patients when “our beef is with the Government”.