Welsh Conservatives have called for a Ministerial commitment on cancer waiting times – which have been missed again in Wales.
Figures published today reveal 90.5 per cent of patients newly diagnosed via the ‘Urgent Suspected Cancer’ route started definitive treatment within the target time of 62 days.
Commenting on criticism of Cardiff and Vale Health Board’s GP out-of-hours care – made to the BBC by the local community health council - in which the service is labelled ‘diabolical’ and calls are made for an overhaul, South Wales Central Assembly Member and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies AM, said:
"Criticism of Carwyn Jones and Welsh Labour’s handling of the NHS gets no worse than this."
Grant Shapps MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party Speech to Conference
Full text of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Speech to Conference.
Full text of the Secretary of State for Wales' Speech to Conference
Commenting on the Welsh Government’s planned deal to buy the Denbighshire site of a former Hotpoint factory, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business William Graham AM, said:
"Labour ministers need to explain this purchase and provide the evidence that has prompted their decision. Taxpayers now own this site and deserve a clear-cut guarantee of swift success."
Full text of the Secretary of State for Health's speech to the Welsh Conservative Conference.
Full text of the Prime Minister's speech to #WCC14
Commenting on today’s unemployment figures – which show a fall of 6,000 people out of work during the last quarter in Wales – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business, William Graham AM, said:
"This is a further sign of economic growth that I welcome wholeheartedly."
Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Communities, Mark Isherwood AM, delivers his speech to the Party's 2014 Conference in Llangollen.