Commenting on the Welsh Labour Health Minister’s update on the Welsh NHS Health Boards in special measures or targeted intervention, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Angela Burns AM, said:
“It is good news to hear that the majority of health boards in targeted intervention are making progress, and that Cardiff and Vale Health Board have left enhanced monitoring. Although the Welsh Government are confident of Cardiff and Vale’s progress, we would like to see evidence that this decision is justified following the Heath Board’s poor Health Inspectorate Wales report.
“It is also extremely damning that in the months after the fourth anniversary of being directly run by the Welsh Labour Government, the Minister is reporting that progress at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has been limited.
“How after four years in special measures is the health board still failing its staff and the people of Wales? It is time that the Health Minister took actual control of the situation and spent his time dedicated to improving the health services of north Wales, instead of being distracted with calls for a second referendum.
“Welsh Labour’s record on the NHS in Wales is truly awful. After 20 years of Welsh Labour we have four out of seven health boards in targeted intervention or special measures, 20,000 people waiting more than four hours in A&E each month and cancer waiting times that are letting people down at a time when they need support the most.”