Under pressure: Labour health minister escalates Swansea Bay Maternity Services
Commenting on the news that the Labour Health Minister has escalated Swansea Bay maternity services to enhanced monitoring, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS said:
“This announcement is very long overdue. It is unfortunate that this escalation has only come after hard pressing questions from the Welsh Conservatives and the media off the back of tireless work by affected families, as opposed to the Labour Health Minister actually listening to the abundance of evidence on the ground in the Swansea Bay area.
“It has been clear for some time that given the substantial numbers of ongoing investigations into Swansea Bay maternity cases, there were immediate concerns from at least last year, despite the Labour Welsh Government stating the opposite.
“While I am glad that there is evidence now that this issue is being looked at with some seriousness, there is also a need for greater transparency from the Labour Welsh Government going forwards. No more smoke and mirrors.”