Christmas and the health service

The Christmas season is now well and truly upon us. It’s a time for celebration, a time to perhaps eat (and drink) a little too much and a time to spend with your loved ones. Most of all it is a time to forget work and relax. For some though Christmas is another day at [...]

Healthy numbers

The announcement last week on the Welsh Assembly Government draft budget has been one of the most widely discussed and debated to date. After much speculation it seems that the Labour-Plaid Government has protected funding on frontline health services. I think they’ve missed a golden opportunity to drive efficiencies in the NHS.

So, with this [...]

Speaking out on increasing Diabetes rates in Wales

Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Veronica German AM has today commented on the news that there has been a rise in type 2 diabetes in Wales.

Commenting, Veronica German said: “I was alarmed to learn that there has been an increase of 7000 people being diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes since last [...]

Veronica German AM: A&E waiting targets ‘not patient focussed’

Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Veronica German AM has today criticised the Welsh Assembly Government for setting targets for A&E waiting times which don’t help patients.

The statistics for August, released this week, show that across Wales A&E departments are not meeting the targets set by the government.

The targets state that 95 [...]

Under-fire Health Minister based future of NHS on “some little discussion paper”

Veronica German, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Minister, has strongly criticised the Health Minister about the comments she made yesterday in the Senedd about the McKinsey report, calling it “some little discussion paper”. This raises serious questions whether she deliberately played down the importance of this document to try and suppress the controversy surrounding her.

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Veronica German AM warns of further strains to A&E departments

Liberal Democrat Health and Wellbeing spokesperson Veronica German has today warned that A&E departments at Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall Hospitals are likely to see an increase in patients due to the cutting of hours at six minor injury units in Gwent.

Both Royal Gwent and Nevill Hall are already under a great deal of [...]