Mortality rates must not be discarded

Commenting on the publication of Professor Stephen Palmer’s review of the use of risk adjusted mortality data in NHS Wales – which concludes, in the Health Minister’s words, that RAMI is ‘not a meaningful measure of quality’ – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, said: “Last year Labour Ministers were telling us that hospital death rates were smoke alarms in the Welsh NHS to alert us to potential problems."

Broken Labour promise as axe hangs over Caerleon campus

Commenting on reports that the future of the University of South Wales’ Caerleon campus may be in doubt, contrary to Welsh Labour’s manifesto pledge not to close any campuses, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:

NHS delays and downgrading risk 'undermining prudent healthcare'

Commenting on the Welsh Government’s publication of further details relating to the delivery of ‘prudent healthcare in Wales’, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, said: “Much of the detail within Labour’s ‘prudent healthcare’ is common sense. But it will only work in the long-term if Labour gets the NHS it manages back on track."

Minister for Almost Everything risks losing trust

Labour’s First Minister must explain how his newly appointed Minister for Almost Everything intends to manage her bulging portfolio and how splitting agriculture and environment will benefit communities – or risk trust being lost in his government. That’s the call from Welsh Conservatives – who have raised questions over one of the largest and most varied ministerial portfolios in 15 years of the National Assembly."

Care claim deadline should be extended

Commenting on the warning from Age Cymru that thousands of families in Wales risk missing out on reclaiming wrongly paid care home fees because the Welsh Government failed to adequately promote the deadline for claims to the NHS, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:

Withybush fight goes on

Commenting on a High Court decision to dismiss a legal challenge made by Hywel Dda reorganisation campaigners – Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, Paul Davies, said: “This is a disappointing decision which does not signal the end of our fight against Labour’s devastating plans."

Welsh Government surfing Facebook

On the day that the Welsh Government is on strike, it was revealed that Labour Ministers and staff spend more time on Facebook than almost any other website.