Warrington Hospital could be severely affected if Brexit goes ahead. The loss of EU staff could leave Warrington North's local hospital unable to provide its current high standard of care for local people. You can help stop this disaster.
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Dear The Editor,
In Warrington, almost 1 in 10 doctors at nearby hospitals, like Warrington Hospital, are from the EU. Many 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
Warrington Hospital focuses on emergency and specialist care and has all the back-up services required to treat patients with a range of complex medical and surgical conditions. Many new departments and facilities have opened at the hospital over the last few years and it provides a full range of expert inpatient and outpatient services, including accident and emergency and maternity services. The hospital is also home to specialist critical care, stroke, cardiac and surgical units.
But Dr Robert Wheatley, a paediatrician at a hospital in Blackpool told Best for Britain: “Brexit would be a complete disaster for the NHS, and hospitals here in the North West would be hit hardest. “We are losing committed and experienced colleagues. One of the best children’s surgeons here is leaving because of Brexit. It’s devastating.”
If Brexit goes ahead it could mean Warrington 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, Helen Jones, to back this.