Brexit keeps Gibraltar ambulances off Spain 07/03/2022
In a new direct Brexit spinoff, authorities at the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar have confirmed that routine patients may henceforth be ferried for treatment to Spanish hospitals only if their ambulances are staffed by Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) employees who live in Spain or by EU nationals, it was reported.
STAFF shortages in the health and care sector are pushing the NHS to breaking point – and they are in part the result of a “reckless” and “cynical” decision by the UK Government to push through a hard Brexit in the midst of a pandemic.
Ireland’s only charity-funded air ambulance is facing a massive €320,000 Vat bill because of a Brexit-related change in aircraft leasing — unless the Government acts.
Management at Wilker Auto Conversion Ltd in Clara has confirmed to its workforce that a three-week temporary shutdown of production will begin on February 12 as a result of Brexit-related issues with its supply chain.
Wilker, which converts vehicles for HSE, has experienced a shortage of key components.
DfT has bought site that will be used for customs clearance and holding pen for lorries, Rachel Maclean confirms.
‘Tourism decline, six-hour border queues and ambulances stuck in traffic’ – the predictions in Gibraltar Government’s Brexit guide OUT TODAY 11/10/2019
The daily movement of people and goods across the Frontier would be ‘abnormally disruptive’. / GIBRALTAR will experience six-hour border delays, a fall in tourist numbers and disruption to emergency services under a no-deal Brexit, the Government has said.
Accusations come as PM is set to meet Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin.
An “urgent” £9 million order for 112 new ambulances has been placed by health chiefs amid fears none will be available after Brexit, the Evening Standard can reveal. Thirty of the vehicles, which take months to build, will enter service by March, with 82 being “stockpiled” ...