Response to social services ‘action plan’

Commenting on the launch of WAG’s social services ‘action plan’, Shadow Minister for Health Nick Ramsay AM, said: “Welsh Conservatives have long been arguing for a simpler and more effective service, with greater focus on accountability and delivery.

Call to support Welsh Veterans

Welsh Conservatives today expressed regret at Labour-Plaid’s decision not to back plans for a Veterans Card recognising the commitment of Welsh members of the armed forces. In a debate on the Welsh Conservatives’ proposals, Jonathan Morgan AM, Shadow Minister for Local Government, spoke of the 20 separate conflicts in which members of the Welsh armed forces have been involved since the Second World War.

No money for business after 7 months of flagship WAG scheme

Since its launch last July, no financial support has been offered to small businesses under WAG’s Economic Renewal Programme (ERP). That’s according to figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives. The scheme was launched by the Deputy First Minister on July 5th 2010.

Cancer Drugs Fund unveiled

Welsh Conservatives today announced plans to tackle inequalities in access to lifesaving cancer medicines and pledged to make new medicines available to Welsh patients. The Party today committed to establishing a £10million Cancer Drugs Fund to make available medicines, which have not been approved by NICE, often due to costs.

More than 600 complaints about WAG

The Assembly government received more than 600 complaints of maladministration or failure to provide a service during the last five years, according to figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives. The Department for Economy and Transport received 85 complaints during that period alone (including ‘06/’07, when it was labelled differently).

Broadband investment welcomed

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed the UK Government’s announcement of a £10 million investment in superfast broadband for North West Wales. Speaking from North Wales, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Nick Bourne AM, said: “This is excellent news for businesses and residents right across this area of Wales.

NHS needs investment not cuts to reverse waiting time hikes

Commenting on figures released this morning showing sharp rises in the number of patients waiting longer for treatment and diagnostic services, Nick Ramsay AM, Conservative Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, said: “These latest figures are part of a long-term trend in missed waiting time targets and mask services struggling to cope with demand and dedicated NHS staff stretched to the limit.

Stephen Crabb: Mending the Broken Society

Speech by Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb to the Welsh Conservative Party conference 2010. “Conference, good morning. It’s a pleasure to be back in sunny Llandudno.

Hospital pest problem needs urgent WAG attention

The true extent of hospital pest infestations has been revealed today, in figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives. One hospital alone has dealt with 272 cases since 2007, in areas including wards, theatres and A&E. Morriston Hospital reported 83 cases during 2007/08, 67 in 2008/09, 80 during 2009/10 and 42 during the financial year to date.

Veterans' Card plans announced

Welsh Conservatives today announced plans to introduce a Veterans' Card for ex-armed forces personnel. The card – which would be available to all former service men and women who are resident in Wales – would provide...