No answer from Labour on OECD survey

Labour’s First Minister today failed to commit Wales to taking part in an independent OECD survey of the state of the NHS in all four nations of the United Kingdom.

Labour must turn around Welsh ambulance service underperformance

Welsh Conservatives today called on Labour Ministers to set out plans to turn around over two years of missed ambulance targets, as new figures show just 58.9% of ambulances responded to a life-threatening call within eight minutes last month.

Labour clarity required on NHS comparison survey

Welsh Conservatives have called for urgent clarity on the Welsh government’s involvement in a major UK NHS comparison survey. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has been commissioned to research the health services in all four nations of the United Kingdom.

Welsh Funding: Updated figures are now urgently required

Welsh Conservatives today called on Labour’s First Minister to commission a new report on Wales’ funding levels, which updates current figures. The last Independent Commission on Funding and Finance for Wales reported in 2010.

Withybush cuts will put lives at risk

Speaking as 24 hour paediatric care is withdrawn from Withybush Hospital, Paul Davies, Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, said:

Elected health commissioners to usher in culture change

Welsh Conservatives have announced plans to give patients a greater voice in the Welsh NHS with elected health commissioners replacing a system of political patronage which allows Welsh Government Ministers to appoint decision makers onto local health boards.

12 hour A and E waits rise again

Commenting on the publication of accident and emergency waiting times – which show a significant rise in the number of patients waiting longer than 12 hours and the 95 per cent four hour target missed yet again – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, said:“Emergency department underperformance is now endemic in the Welsh NHS."

'No' to devolution of policing

Ahead of a conference speech, Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies sets out his views on the devolution of policing, and the role of the First Minister...