The Wales Audit Office has been asked to probe irregularities in the prices paid by Welsh health boards for fresh fruit and vegetables after an investigation by the Welsh Conservatives revealed the NHS is paying hundreds of thousands of pounds above market rates.
If you’re a first-time buyer, you won’t pay council tax on your new home for six months.
That’s the promise today from Welsh Conservatives, as the party launches an innovative offer for all those purchasing their first property in Wales.
Welsh Conservatives have welcomed a move by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to go back to the drawing board on plans to downgrade maternity services at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
Commenting on the announcement of a series of publicly funded promotional tours by Labour’s First Minister ahead of next year’s Assembly elections, a spokesman for the Welsh Conservatives said:
“It's a scandal that the public is being asked to fund Labour's re-election campaign."
As an independent report highlights a culture of bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour at the University Hospital of Wales’ Emergency Department, Welsh Conservatives have called for Labour’s Health Minister to take swift action to ensure all recommendations are implemented.
Welsh Conservatives have raised serious concerns over allegations concerning the treatment and care of dementia patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Welsh Conservatives have questioned another month of missed Category A ambulance response time targets.
By the end of May this year, 59.4 per cent of emergency responses to immediately life-threatening calls arrived at the scene within eight minutes, according to the Welsh government’s own statistics.
According to recent research, cancer patients in Wales are seven times less likely to access some drugs than English patients.
Today, Welsh Conservatives will hold a debate on allowing the public to hire and fire NHS bosses by introducing a directly elected health commissioner in each of the seven health board areas.
Assembly Members will today debate a Welsh Conservative motion calling on the Welsh Labour Government to explore and adopt best practice from dementia care in other parts of the UK to raise diagnosis rates and improve levels of care.
As media reports emerge of the Labour government’s new ‘map’ for council reorganisation – which could see the number of Welsh councils cut from 22 to single figures – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Local Government, Janet Finch-Saunders AM, said:
“This Labour-led process has been a shambles from start to finish."