Friday 1 February 2019 / 3:45 PM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

Theresa May botched negotiation of Brexit forces NHS bosses on a panicked tour of hospitals – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on NHS England preparing a rolling tour across the country to assess readiness for a no deal Brexit, said:

“It really shows what a shambles Theresa May has made of negotiating Brexit that NHS bosses are now forced on a panicked tour of hospitals.

“With pharmacists warnings of medicine shortages, blood Services almost cancelling donations, the Health Secretary splashing taxpayers cash on every fridge he can get his hands on and hospitals openly speculating about which patients to prioritise, it’s the height of utter incompetence how ministers have failed the NHS through Brexit. It’s time Theresa’s May rules out an irresponsible no deal Brexit and put patients first.”


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