Fairfield General Hospital - Stop the staffing drain
Fairfield General Hospital could be severely affected if Brexit goes ahead. The loss of EU staff could leave Heywood & Middleton's local hospitals unable to provide its current high standard of care for local people. You can help stop this disaster.
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We can show local people are concerned with how Brexit would affect Heywood and Middleton. This letter printed in your local paper is a powerful statement.
Dear The Editor,
There are over 20,000 NHS EU staff working in the North West, including in hospitals like Fairfield General Hospital. Many of these doctors and nurses are leaving this country already because of Brexit. If it continues, many more may leave, and without them, our hospitals would be less able to provide vital services for patients and local people would suffer.
NHS record staff shortage
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which looks after four hospitals in the area, is already rated as “requires improvement” and the Government’s ex Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, admitted Brexit had contributed to the NHS’s record staff shortages. Based on current trends England could be short by 350,000 NHS staff by 2030 and sixty-four per cent of doctors believe the NHS will get worse if Brexit continues, according to a recent YouGov survey. We were promised an extra £350 million a week for the NHS but it is clear this was a lie.
If Brexit goes ahead it could mean Fairfield General Hospital not being able to properly care for our loved ones, despite the best efforts of dedicated NHS staff. Politicians have failed to deliver on the Brexit promises they made and Theresa May’s Brexit deal neither satisfies those who voted to Remain or those who voted to Leave. We say the people should decide the way forward in a public vote. We urge our MP Liz McInnes to back this. As a senior biochemist who has worked for the NHS, Liz will understand only too well the reasons why this petition is so important.