Royal Glamorgan Hospital: ‘This win throws down a marker that Welsh Conservatives will protect NHS Wales services’

A debate in the Senedd today (February 12) led by Welsh Conservatives to protect threatened – and vital – A & E services at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital was passed with amendments.

Shadow Health Minister Angela Burns AM/AC, who opened the debate, welcomed the result, saying:

“Many of us saw the crowds – hundreds strong and from all parties – outside the Senedd today, where I was one of a number of people speaking – protesting against the proposed downgrading of services at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

“They were clamouring for services to be retained, and imploring Members from all parties to listen.

“Some listened, and some ignored their voices, but essentially, the motion proposed by the Welsh Conservatives has – with amendments – been passed.”

Andrew RT Davies AM/AC- whose constituency includes the Royal Glamorgan Hospital – commented:

“I am delighted that the Welsh Conservatives’ debate has led the way for the Welsh Assembly to vote and pass a resolution to keep A & E provision at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

“This is a strong and clear instruction from all sides to Welsh Labour’s Health Minister, Vaughan Gething.

“He must now act.”