A Public Health Revolution – with a dedicated Deputy Minister and Public Health Champions within every local authority – will today be the focus of a conference contribution by Darren Millar AM.
Speaking at an event to mark the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care’s 20th anniversary, the Shadow Health Minister will also call for a re-evaluation of how public health is embedded into the school curriculum and a dedicated nurse within every school, FE College and university.
The number of new businesses in Wales grew very slightly in 2014, with 11,345 new start-ups. The business birth rate in Wales, however, remained lower than the UK average at 12.3%, compared to 13.7%.
The Shadow Minister for Health has labelled bed blocking a ‘significant problem’ in Wales that ‘continues to put a strain on hospital wards’.
Responding to the Chancellor’s ‘Spending Review’, delivered today in the House of Commons, Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies AM, said:
“This is a hugely welcome review that puts Wales first and prioritises communities the length and breadth of our country."
Almost 70% of people with life-threatening illnesses or injuries received an emergency ambulance response within eight minutes during the first month of a year-long pilot of new response time targets, new figures published today show.
Labour’s First Minister has refused to join a campaign fighting for services at a college within his own constituency.
A community council in Wales has faced criticism from the Public Services Ombudsman for refusing to change its ‘Welsh-only’ policy.
Welsh Conservatives are today calling for a pilot of a bottle deposit scheme to reduce litter.
The calls come ahead of a Welsh Conservative debate on Wednesday which focuses on environmental crime in Wales.
As the UK government announces additional NHS funding of £10 billion a year above inflation by 2020, Welsh Conservatives have called for Labour ministers to ringfence expected consequential funding for the health service in Wales.
Labour’s claims of financial savings from their forced council mergers across Wales have been labelled ‘more empty promises’ by Welsh Conservatives.