.... John was due to see his consultant in early December in connection with his prostate cancer that has returned and the bleeding that he has from his bladder due to radiotherapy damage. That appointment was postponed until January 4th then that appointment was re-scheduled for 18th February.
I don't know why I typed February in my post. His appointment was put back 6 weeks to 18th January.
I don't think you can blame Brexit.
John has been into hospital 3 times since November 2017 and was told that the shortage of nurses is because a lot of European nurses have gone home as their future is insecure. There used to be a few Spanish nurses in urology a couple of years back but they have gone.
I have a German friend who has been living in the UK for 35 years. She married an Englishman and had two children here, has always worked and paid her taxes. Since Brexit she has been very worried about the future and I have had tearful emails from her. They have now decided to move to Germany which means leaving their grown up children, grandchildren and her husband's mother, in the UK. Since Brexit, she has had some nasty youths shouting at her to go home. It has brought out the worst in people.
I am sorry to have hi-jacked your post Paul but I believe the reasons for staff shortages in the NHS are twofold.... lack of money and Brexit. The shortage of staff, to my mind, is why appointments are being postponed.