11% of Welsh population awaiting NHS treatment

Commenting on figures showing that almost 330,000 people in Wales are waiting for NHS treatment, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, said: “It is an indictment of Labour-Plaid’s mismanagement of the NHS that one in nine people in Wales are waiting for hospital treatment.

Llantwit Major : Heritage Lottery grant provides funding boost for Galilee Chapel project

South Wales Central AM, Andrew RT Davies, has today spoken of his delight at the announcement of a grant of £298,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund a local project at the Galilee Chapel. Andrew visited the project in Llantwit Major yesterday alongside Kay Swinburne MEP and Angela Jones-Evans, the Conservative Assembly candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan.

Renewable energy needs a fresh approach

Welsh Conservatives will call for investment in a number of different renewable forms of energy during the group’s Opposition Debate on Wednesday January 12th. Labour-Plaid’s focus has been primarily on wind and the government recently missed its renewable energy target for 2010.

Diamond Holidays collapse blow to Welsh economy

Commenting on reports that Wales’ biggest holiday firm Diamond Holidays is on the verge of going into administration with 70 potential job losses, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy said:

Welsh Conservatives to host UK Conference

Welsh Conservatives today welcomed news that the Conservative Party’s Spring Forum will be held at the Welsh Conservative Party Conference in Cardiff in March.

WAG misses ambulance response time target

Commenting on figures showing that the Assembly Government missed its target for ambulances responding to life-threatening calls within eight minutes in November 2010, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services said:

Local Health Boards need to plan finances for the long-term

Welsh Conservatives today expressed concerns at rising costs of hiring specialist equipment to support extremely obese patients. Figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives reveal that Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board is spending thousands of pounds repeatedly hiring equipment, when it would be far more cost-effective to purchase.

Outrage at surgery ban for North Wales patients

Commenting on reports that Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is to stop treating North Wales patients due to a lack of funding, Darren Millar, AM for Clwyd West, said: "It is an outrage that people in North Wales are effectively being prevented from having the lifesaving heart surgery, which they have been waiting so long for.

Small businesses key to raising prosperity

Commenting on figures showing considerable variation in the Gross Value Added (GVA) rates across the regions of Wales, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy, said