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Concern over cross-border transfer of ill children for vital surgery

NI medics will need to register with Irish bodies by April 1 due to Brexit

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Warning: Richard Pengelly urged health chiefs to take action in a letter in February

Warning: Richard Pengelly urged health chiefs to take action in a letter in February

Warning: Richard Pengelly urged health chiefs to take action in a letter in February

The cross-border transfer of critically-ill children for life-saving surgery in Dublin is facing an uncertain future due to Brexit, it has been warned.

It has emerged that all doctors and nurses from Northern Ireland who also work south of the border in any capacity must be registered with Irish regulatory bodies by April 1 as a result of Northern Ireland leaving the EU.

This includes medics and nursing staff who travel with children who are being transferred to the Republic of Ireland for treatment unavailable in Northern Ireland, including babies born with life-threatening congenital heart defects.


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