No ‘mass exodus’ of EU workers from hospitals
MPs from both sides of the political divide have stressed the need to support European NHS workers, after new figures highlighted their role in Cheshire’s hospitals, (writes local democracy reporter Stephen Topping).
Figures obtained under the freedom of information act show that the county’s hospitals are as reliant on non-British staff from the European Union as they were before the referendum in 2016 — and that there has been no mass exodus of EU workers in Cheshire following the vote.
As of 17th February, there were 412 EU workers at the Countess of Chester, Mid Cheshire Hospitals and East Cheshire NHS trusts.
This article is available to subscribers only.