Every Health Board in Wales escalated to enhanced intervention
Commenting on the news that the Labour Health Minister has escalated every health board in Wales to some level of enhanced monitoring, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS said:
This is a sad indictment of the state of our Labour-run Welsh NHS
“This is a sad indictment of the state of our Labour-run Welsh NHS, after a quarter of a century of successive Labour Health Ministers, every health board in Wales is now at some level of government intervention due to poor performance.
“While it is positive that the Labour Health Minister is taking some action by acknowledging the dire state of our Welsh NHS, I have little faith given the lack of improvements we are seeing in health boards already being monitored that much will change in the coming months.
We continue to see nearly 30,000 waiting for over two years for treatment in our Welsh NHS.
“Welsh Conservatives brought forward innovative solutions from surgical hubs to diagnostic centres and encouraged Labour to adopt Rishi Sunak’s NHS workforce plan, but instead we continue to see nearly 30,000 waiting for over two years for treatment in our Welsh NHS.
“Don’t forget that Wales has received a record funding settlement from the UK Conservative Government and for every £1 spent on health in England, Wales receives £1.20, yet Labour only spend £1.05 on the health service. Welsh Conservatives would ensure the full £1.20 is spent on our Welsh NHS.”