Cross-border health projects concerned about impact of Brexit - Anderson
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said organisations delivering cross-border health projects are concerned about future funding because of Brexit.
Speaking after meeting with Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) in Derry this morning alongside party colleagues Elisha McCallion MPm Karen Mullan MLA, and Colm Gildernew MLA, Martina Anderson said:
"I met this morning with representatives of Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) in Derry this morning along with Elisha McCallion MP and Karen Mullan MLA to discuss their concerns over Brexit.
"CAWT recently secured €30 million in funding through the INTERREG programme for a range of projects in border areas involving acute hospitals, mental health and children's services and community health and wellbeing.
"With this vital EU funding, CAWT carries out excellent work in promoting and delivering cross-border health provision, improving health outcomes for people in border areas.
"While this tranche of funding is in place, there is a concern that Brexit would impact on future funding and the ability to deliver these important health projects.
"That could potentially put these essential projects in jeopardy in the future.
"Warm words from the Tories on the possibility of funding in the future carry no weight as we know their track record of reneging on promises.
"In order to secure the future of EU funding, and these vital projects is to secure special status for the north within the EU."