NHS must be saved from freefall

Welsh Conservatives have called for an instant response from Labour Ministers – and a promise of additional NHS funding – following the publication of a Wales Audit Office report into the Welsh health service.

Leader backs Anglesey High St regeneration

Andrew RT Davies AM today met with Chamber of Trade representatives in Beaumaris with local candidate Neil Fairlamb and called for action to turn around the decline in Anglesey’s high streets.The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives and Opposition in the Assembly made the call to bring vacant shops back into use during a campaign visit to the island to support Welsh Conservative candidate Neil Fairlamb.

‘Scramble to break even’ is behind spike in NHS waits

Welsh Conservatives have blamed a significant jump in hospital appointment waiting times on record-breaking budget cuts and a ‘scramble to break even’. The total number of people on an NHS waiting list in Wales has now jumped above 400,000.

NHS Funding Review must be wide-ranging

Welsh Conservatives have called for an upcoming review of NHS finances to be wide-ranging and represent more than a simple ‘interrogation’ of the budget by two Labour Ministers.

NHS funding review welcomed

Commenting on the announcement from the Welsh Government of a review into funding for the Welsh NHS, Andrew RT Davies AM, Leader of the Opposition, said:"I welcome this review, which is a step forward in recognising the devastating impact that Labour’s record-breaking NHS cuts are having on frontline NHS services.

Ambulance service name change is 'no cure-all'

Commenting on the Health Minister’s response to the Strategic Review of Welsh Ambulance Services – in which further accountability to local health boards in delivering services was announced, along with a potential name change (to the Welsh Emergency Medical Service) – Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM said: “Renaming the ambulance service is no cure-all for its long-term ills - we need reform of the service not a re-brand."

Francis report strategy must recognise N.Wales failings

Commenting on the Health Minister’s response to the Francis Inquiry, and his publication of a strategy aimed at avoiding a Welsh NHS scandal on the scale of Mid Staffordshire, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “Wales is not immune to similar failings in care - and the governance crisis in North Wales appears to have some very worrying similarities."

Carwyn Jones keeps the red flag flying

Labour’s First Minister today defended his government’s cosy relationship with the trade unions, ignoring his leader, Ed Miliband’s speech about reforming Labour’s trade union links.

N.Wales NHS: Minister must consider intervention

Shadow Minister for Health, Clwyd West AM Darren Millar, calls for the Health Minister to consider his powers of intervention in relation to further damning criticism of management at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health board.