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Speaking as 24 hour paediatric care is withdrawn from Withybush Hospital, Paul Davies, Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, said: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

NHS spot-checks no substitute for inquiry

Responding to the publication of a report into a series of hospital spot checks on elderly care in Welsh hospitals, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:

‘Encouraging signs’ in unemployment stats

Commenting on the publication of today’s labour market statistics – which show a drop in the unemployment rate in Wales – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business, William Graham AM, said:

Welsh cancer waiting times get worse

Cancer patients in Wales face a double whammy of inequalities in access to vital cancer drugs and worsening waiting times for urgent suspected cancer, Welsh Conservatives claimed today.