All Sheffield hospitals will feel the effects of the upcoming nurse strikes, set to take place before the end of the year.

This will be the first ever Royal College of Nursing (RCN) strike. This comes as a result of low pay, chronic understaffing and the nurses feeling overworked and undervalued.

Nurses across Sheffield have taken to social media to have their say on the strikes.

Maria Coldron wrote on Facebook: “So so sorry we have to do this… I’ve been a nurse for over 38 years, and we have just had enough. Nurses are leaving our trust in droves because we are physically and mentally exhausted.”

Keeley Haynes added: “We are highly skilled professionals who have worked hard to get there! We are a predominantly female workforce who have a heart of gold, that is why we get shoved to the bottom of the list.”

The RCN (Royal college of nursing) have promised that all emergency care will be maintained during the strikes.

Patricia Marquis, RCN director for England, told BBC Breakfast that current services were simply “not safe” and that the Government had “failed to listen” to what nurses have been saying.

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