A Peterborough medical firm will have just 8 weeks of stock in reserve in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit Peterborough Euro MP Alex Mayer heard during a visit to Coloplast.
Coloplast, the firm which supplies the NHS with vital medical supplies say they’re “doing all they can” to make sure patients aren’t affected by Brexit but admit they are monitoring ordering patterns very closely for any sign of ‘hoarding’ before 29th March.
Ms Mayer visited their warehouse in Peterborough and met with Coloplast employees and directors to discuss the company’s Brexit contingency preparations.
Myles Davies, Business Support Director at Coloplast said: “Users of our products and services are NHS patients and they rely heavily on our products to maintain their quality of life. We’re doing all we can to ensure that none of our users are left without their products.”
Ms Mayer said: “I’m glad to hear that Coloplast are working hard to ensure that people continue to receive important medical supplies after Brexit but we should not be in a position where we are having to worry about this.
“I do not believe anyone voted for Brexit to put supplies of products essential to people’s health and well-being at risk.
“75% of our international trade in medical devices is with the EU. If Brexit throws up barriers to this trade British exports and imports will be hit. I’m worried about the impact this will have, for patients, for our NHS and for workers.
“The Government should urgently rule out a ‘No Deal’ Brexit and put the minds of those with long term health problems at ease.”