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Labour's ambulance targets missed yet again

Commenting on figures published this morning showing Labour’s ambulance response time target has been missed for the 21st time in 22 months, with just 56.7% of ambulances responding to an immediately life-threatening call within eight minutes, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, said:

Ambulance stats: 28,000 first responses take over one hour

Welsh Conservatives have highlighted new figures showing more than 28,000 999 calls took over an hour to receive a ‘first response’ from the Welsh ambulance service last year. According to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, almost 400 incidents categorised as ‘assault/sexual assault’ did not receive a first response within 60 minutes, along with eight ‘stab/gunshot’ cases, and 736 incidents of ‘overdose’ or ‘poisoning’.

Cancer treatement delays: Shameful performance 'requires explanation'

As new figures show cancer waiting time targets have been missed again, Welsh Conservatives have called on Labour ministers to explain six years of delays – and detail exactly how improvements will be made. The Labour government’s own target calls for 95 per cent of patients diagnosed via the ‘urgent suspected cancer route’ to be treated within 62 days.

Welsh is a life skill not another subject

Commenting on the Welsh Labour Government’s response to a review of school provision for Welsh as a second language, Suzy Davies AM, Shadow Minister for the Welsh Language, said:

NHS report labelled ‘horrific and appalling’

Commenting on the publication of ‘The Professor Andrews Report on Care in Princess of Wales and Neath Port Talbot Hospitals’, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said:

Labour flogs River Lodge white elephant

The Welsh Labour Government has approved the sale of a hotel it controversially bought with £1.6million of taxpayers’ money amid plans to turn it into a Chinese martial arts centre.