“One of the biggest challenges the NHS faces, especially in rural areas like Mid and West Wales, is attracting staff. I think it is important to make clear the incredible contribution made by doctors, nurses and other staff who come from the EU and elsewhere overseas to work in our NHS. The success of our hospital services are utterly dependent on their expertise, as well as those of British staff.
“Several EU doctors have told me that they feel slightly less welcome since the vote and so it is essential that we, the public take time to reassure them, and make them understand that we do appreciate all that they do for us. “
After handing out leaflets at Brecon’s ‘War Memorial’ hospital, Eluned said,
“The response to the campaign has been fantastic. Irrespective of how votes were cast during the referendum, people recognise the need to support these expert professionals and make them feel at home.”
A flyer in support of the campaign to cut out and give to show appreciation to health professionals is available on to download via Eluned’s facebook page, and thanks can be tweeted using #DiolchDoc.