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Silence on Brexit risk to Health not an option - Gildernew

6 September, 2019 - by Colm Gildernew

Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has called on the Department of Health to be open about the threat Brexit is posing to health and social care services. 

The Fermanagh/South Tyrone MLA said:

“Despite requests for information by Sinn Féin over the last two years the Department of Health have provided little detail on the impact Brexit will have on services and how they can be mitigated.

“It’s disgraceful that vital information is being withheld from the public given the major impact it could have on people’s lives.

“Just this week the Royal College of GPs have expressed their concern for cross border services, the medical workforce and the availability of medicines in the event of a crash Brexit.

“The Department of Health is responsible for health and social care in the north and passing the buck to England to solve the problem is simply not good enough. 

“The public and the health workers need to know what Brexit will mean for them - silence from health authorities is not an option.”

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