Veronica German calls for update on feasibility test

Veronica German has today called for the Assembly Government to reveal the findings of the feasibility test on the Newport to Ebbw Vale rail link.

The feasibility test, conducted by Network Rail for the Welsh Assembly Government, was intended to assist the Government into making an informed decision on the next steps that need to [...]

Veronica German AM joins calls for cancer services overhaul

Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health, Veronica German has today expressed her support for Macmillan’s calls to overhaul cancer services in Wales.

Ms German commented:

“Last month we released our cancer plan for Wales which is calling for a more comprehensive cancer strategy in Wales.

“There is an increasing body of evidence that [...]

Time to end the ‘one size fits all’ approach to social care

The Welsh Liberal Democrats will be using their opposition debate this week to call on the Labour-Plaid Government to increase the use of personalised budgets for social care patients and scrap the ‘one size fits all current’ model.

Veronica German AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Minister, is calling for a radical change in social [...]

Veronica German AM comments on new ambulance figures

Veronica German, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing, is encouraged to see that there has been an improvement in ambulance waiting times across Wales but has noted that there is still a great deal of improvement needed.

The new stats show that in January 2011, 59% of emergency responses arrived within [...]

‘Reducing health inequalities is a matter of fairness and social justice’

Veronica German, Assembly Member for South Wales East, has pressed the First Minister to do more to tackle inequalities in Wales so areas such a Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent are not left behind.

In First Minister’s Questions, Ms German noted that over the last 14 years the difference in life expectancy between the highest [...]

Welsh Liberal Democrats launch proposals for National Cancer Plan

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have set out their proposals for a National Cancer Plan for Wales. Launching their policy document, Wales Can Tackle Cancer, Welsh Liberal Democrats set out plans to develop a comprehensive National Cancer Plan for Wales to:

• Roll out the latest IMRT radiotherapy across Wales.

• Invest in state of the [...]

Assembly Government must do more to prevent sight loss in Wales

Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health, Veronica German AM, has criticised the Welsh Assembly Government for not doing more to prevent sight loss in Wales.

Speaking in the Senedd, Ms German asked the First Minister what he would be doing to ensure that saving people’s sight is addressed in a public health strategy.

Veronica [...]

Welsh Liberal Democrats to fight council reorganisation by ministerial decree

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today announced that they will do everything within the standing orders of the Assembly to oppose the Labour-Plaid government’s anti-democratic plan to reorganise local government in Wales without due process, scrutiny and consultation with the communities affected.

The Labour-Plaid Government last week announced plans to amend the proposed Local [...]

‘Labour-Plaid Government needs an Action Plan’

Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Minister, Veronica German, has today called for the Assembly Government to produce a strategic Action plan to address the backlog of NHS repairs.

Speaking in a debate on the Labour-Plaid Government’s Capital Programme, Ms German called for an Action Plan for the Assembly to debate. This plan, Ms German argued, [...]

Veronica German AM comments on statement by Health Minister on winter pressures

Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing Veronica German AM has today responded to the ministerial statement from the Health Minister on the effect the recent bad weather had on the Welsh Health Service.

Ms German Commented: “I welcome today’s statement by the Minister for Health and Social Services and the establishment of [...]