Welsh NHS leaders need to be more accountable to those that they serve.
Welsh Conservative comment as Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board re-enters special measures
Commenting on the news, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS, said:
“As we have said since the decision was originally made, the health board should never have been taken out of special measures – it had not demonstrated sufficient progress to justify the move and seems to have been made out of political expediency, occurring just before the election.
“Whilst it is frustrating to see the board return to special measures, it is clearly a necessary move. However, the Labour Government needs to ensure that patients are put first. The Welsh Government has a lot to answer for after letting the situation degrade to this point, failing the people of North Wales who deserve far more from their health board.”
Welsh Conservative MSs and MPs who were briefed by the Labour Health Minister this morning added:
“We welcome the return to Special Measures, the Betsi Cadwaldar University Health Board should never have been taken out of them in the first place.
“However, we have no confidence that the current executive team will be able to deliver the improvements required. It is extraordinary that such a dysfunctional team is still permitted to lead this organisation.
“Welsh NHS leaders need to be more accountable to those that they serve.
“The Welsh Government is collectively responsible for the failings which have let down the people of North Wales for such a long time.”