Commenting on the Welsh Government’s announcement that the Winter Protection Plan for this year will only be published in September, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health and Social Services Minister, Andrew RT Davies MS, said:
“I appreciate the demands on government have been substantial in the response to coronavirus but with winter just around the corner this delay from Labour's health minister is concerning.
"It’s vital critical pathways resume and that all avenues are explored by the Welsh Labour-led Government to create capacity within our NHS to handle the massive backlog which has built up through the suspension of services.
“People are worried and yet we are still waiting on key detail when it comes to flu vaccines, how backlogs will be managed and where people should go if they’re unable to get access to A&E, or how our GPs cope with any influx of people that are turned away.
“Our fantastic frontline staff in the Welsh NHS need a clear plan and it's imperative this leadership is offered as quickly as possible by Vaughan Gething and the Welsh Labour-led Government."