WAG misses ambulance response time target

Commenting on figures showing that the Assembly Government missed its target for ambulances responding to life-threatening calls within eight minutes in November 2010, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services said:

Local Health Boards need to plan finances for the long-term

Welsh Conservatives today expressed concerns at rising costs of hiring specialist equipment to support extremely obese patients. Figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives reveal that Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board is spending thousands of pounds repeatedly hiring equipment, when it would be far more cost-effective to purchase.

Outrage at surgery ban for North Wales patients

Commenting on reports that Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is to stop treating North Wales patients due to a lack of funding, Darren Millar, AM for Clwyd West, said: "It is an outrage that people in North Wales are effectively being prevented from having the lifesaving heart surgery, which they have been waiting so long for.

Small businesses key to raising prosperity

Commenting on figures showing considerable variation in the Gross Value Added (GVA) rates across the regions of Wales, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy, said

Wales needs change in 2011

Nick Bourne AM today gave an upbeat assessment of his party’s opportunities and challenges in 2011, building on the substantial gains made in this year’s General Election.

Ministers called to help in New Year resolutions

Welsh Conservatives today called on Welsh Ministers to consider ways to help people making New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking, lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle.

North Wales neglected by First Minister?

Welsh Conservatives have expressed concern over the number of times the First Minister has visited North Wales. In a written assembly question, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Nick Bourne AM asked: How many times has the First Minister visited North Wales on Assembly business since his appointment a year ago?

Nick Bourne: It's time for change in Wales

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly, Nick Bourne AM, speaks to the Conservative party Conference in Birmingham.
“It’s a great pleasure to be here. It’s been a busy week in Wales. We are, after all, the only country in the world to have hosted a four-day Ryder Cup! So could I congratulate the Europeans – you won’t hear a Conservative say that too often at conference – and everyone who was involved in bringing the Ryder Cup to Celtic Manor. It was a superb achievement ....

Nick Bourne: Queen's Speech addresses Britain's problems

Speech by Welsh Conservative Assembly leader Nick Bourne AM in the Assembly debate on the Queen's Speech. “Mr Llywydd. It gives me great pleasure to speak this afternoon on the United Kingdom Government’s legislative programme.