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 [...]

Veronica German AM calls for transparency

Veronica German, Welsh Liberal Democrats Shadow Health Minister, has called on the Labour-Plaid Government to publish all Welsh Government expenditure in the NHS over £25,000 in the interest of transparency and accountability.

Last week, the UK Coalition Government published detailed spending of all expenditure over £25,000 allowing the public to see for the first time [...]

In Need of Care: Labour-Plaid’s NHS failure

In advance of a Welsh Liberal Democrat-led debate on the NHS in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have today published a new report, In Need of Care, exposing the failures of the Labour-Plaid Government’s stewardship of the NHS.

In Need of Care highlights a catalogue of failure:

• Failure to bring NHS buildings up to [...]

Veronica German AM calls for First Minister to make a statement on the promotion of new technology in the Health service

Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, Veronica German, has today asked the First Minister to make a statement on the promotion of new technology in the Health service and whether successful schemes would be continued.

In plenary, Ms German stated:

“The CHAP pilot scheme, introduced into Powys Teaching Health Board early last year, involved giving hand held [...]

On the first week back – the report that was not

The first week back of term at the Welsh Assembly has been an eventful one especially for health. It’s been difficult to avoid discussion of the McKinsey ‘report’.

Last year the Health Minister commissioned management company McKinsey and Company to examine the Welsh NHS and make recommendations based on their findings. The main remit of [...]

Veronica German: the Government needs to address the issue of ambulance response times in South East Wales

Veronica German, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing and AM for South Wales East is ‘encouraged’ to see that there has been an improvement in ambulance waiting times across South East Wales but in certain areas this is not reflected.

Veronica German said: “After the disappointing drop in May I was [...]

Veronica German AM concerned at possible reduction in South Wales East minor injury units opening hours

Veronica German AM for South Wales East and Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing, has today expressed her deep disappointment on hearing the possibility that a number of Minor Injury Units in the South Wales East region are having their opening hours heavily reduced.

Chepstow, Monmouth and Tredegar’s Minor Injury Units are all allegedly having [...]

Veronica German AM speaks out on Plaid Chief Whip’s comments regarding NHS ten year salary protection

Veronica German AM Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing has today criticised the Plaid Chief Whip for his comments over the protection of senior Welsh NHS executives salary.

Veronica German said: “I am amazed to hear the Plaid Chief Whip’s admissions that the Labour-Plaid Government’s decision to allow the protection of payments [...]

A healthy NHS that works for the patients is something we all deserve

In my first month as the Assembly Member for South Wales East I have been getting to grips with my other new post, as Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing.

I want to do everything I possibly can to make sure the NHS in Wales remains a great service; a service, free at [...]