Patient appointments at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary next week could be postponed as junior doctors stage a three-day strike.

The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, which runs HRI and the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax, says industrial action by the British Medical Association (BMA) will impact both hospitals.

The BMA strike starts at 7am on Monday March 13 and ends at 7am on Thursday March 16. The strike forms part of a national dispute over pay.

In a statement the Trust says: “Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is really important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases – when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.

“We have been working with our healthcare partners to ensure we continue to be able to deliver safe care during the period of industrial action.

“We are doing our best to keep disruption for our patients and their families to a minimum, while ensuring we can continue to provide both emergency care for the most seriously ill and injured patients, as well as care on the wards for our patients.

“We may need to postpone some appointments. We will contact you if your appointment needs to be re-scheduled due to strike action. If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment as planned.”

Maternity services are operating as normal and GP services are not affected.

If you need medical help or advice, go to NHS 111 online unless it is a life-threatening emergency when you should still call 999.