Hundreds of appointments have been cancelled due to the effects of industrial action in York and Scarborough.
At a York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board of directors meeting, the impact of strikes was discussed by hospital leaders.
Numerous unions have organised industrial action for NHS staff, which has had financial and operational implications for hospitals across York and Scarborough.
“The longer this goes on the more challenging it is to resolve,” the trust’s chief executive Simon Morritt said.
“There’s still no signs of resolution nationally so it looks like this is something we will have to manage through the winter.”
Meanwhile, Claire Hansen, chief operating officer, said she would like to “thank all of our staff for supporting our colleagues that have wanted to be on the picket line.”
However, she said the lack of staff had meant 473 cancelled outpatient appointments and 170 cancelled procedures.
The impact of strikes has cost the trust £1.66m in lost income and £660k in additional net costs.