Lucas – Brexit turning winter pressures “into a full blown crisis for the NHS”

Figures released this morning (Thursday) show that the NHS remains under extreme pressure and that more ambulances are being diverted because of A&E departments being unable to cope.

Commenting Caroline Lucas MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“The Government's nonsensical commitment to a hard and destructive Brexit outside the Customs Union and Single Market is turning the pressures of winter into a full blown crisis for the NHS.

“It is nothing short of a scandal that our health service is losing nurses as EU citizens turn their back on Britain.

“As new facts continue to emerge about the damage being done by Brexit to the NHS comes to light, we are right to keep an open mind about whether it is the right choice for Britain."