Labour’s NHS cuts cancelling operations

Commenting on reports of a 72% rise in cancelled operations due to bed shortages in the Welsh NHS, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:

Labour fears being judged on own policy

The Welsh Labour Government has absolutely no way of assessing progress of its local government collaboration agenda, Welsh Conservatives have discovered. The Welsh Government has told local authorities to share posts to meet its collaboration agenda, but in a letter to the Shadow Minister for Local Government, the Minister confirmed that there are no plans to record details of shared posts.

No such thing as a free prescription

Commenting on figures showing a rise of 52.3% in the number of prescription items dispensed in Wales between 2002-03 and 2012-13, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Health Minister, said:"These figures show that a third more prescriptions are dispensed in Wales than other parts of the UK.

Labour’s NHS cuts factor in C-Diff outbreak

Commenting on the publication of Professor Duerden’s expert review into infection control arrangements in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said: "A lack of rigour in monitoring and addressing infection risks poses a serious threat to vulnerable patients and it is unforgiveable that senior managers took their eyes off the ball and allowed standards to drop.

Labour’s sloppy law-making referred to Supreme Court

Commenting on the news that the Welsh Labour Government’s emergency Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill has been referred to the Supreme Court due to doubts over competency, Antoinette Sandbach AM, Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, said:

A&E waiting time target missed yet again

Commenting on the publication of Accident & Emergency waiting time figures which show that the Welsh Government’s target of 95% of patients seen within four hours has been missed again, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:"The Welsh Labour Government’s target for the number of patients waiting over four hours in A&E departments has not been met once since Carwyn Jones became First Minister nearly four years ago.

Welsh Conservatives call for elected mayors

Welsh Conservatives today called on the Welsh Labour Government to consider allowing referendums to be held on elected mayors in Wales’ largest communities.Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Shadow Minister for Local Government, believes that elected mayors in Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and Wrexham would be prominent figure-heads and would be directly accountable to residents.