Assembly News

“Decade of decline” in North Wales A&E.

The Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services failed to address urgent calls for review and reform of the A&E department at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd this week.  This was requested by Janet Finch-Saunders, Shadow Welsh Minister for Social Care, as she highlighted the fact that Ysbyty Glan Clwyd has the worst performing A&E in Wales, and has not once hit the 95 per cent target for patients seen within the four-hour target time.

Cymru’s Cardiac Catastrophe.

Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister, has refused to make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) a compulsory part of the new curriculum. This was his response to scrutiny by Janet Finch-Saunders, Shadow Welsh Minister for Children and Young People, when she championed CPR and raised concerns about the “cardiac catastrophe” the Welsh Government is creating in Wales.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board “Huge Financial Vacuum”.

The Welsh Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has given assurances that there will be a focus on improvement and value for money at the heart of Welsh Government considerations of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s plans for 2020-21.

The commitment comes after Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, scrutinised the Welsh Minister on the state of the health board’s finances.

50% of TrawsCymru Bus Services miss Target.

Despite the Welsh Government confirming that TrawsCymru contracts require operators to ensure 95% of services run on time, Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, and Shadow Minister for Older People, has found that 50% of services did not meet the target in 2018/19.

Wales lagging behind in reducing carbon emissions

Chair of the Assembly Cross Party Group on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency, Mark Isherwood AM, has today (December 12) emphasised the need for Wales to do more to reduce carbon emissions.

During his opening remarks as Chair of the first session at the Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar on ‘Energy Policy in Wales and Enabling the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy - Priorities for Cutting Emissions, Infrastructure and Investment, and Supporting the Economy’, Mr Isherwood referred to the fact that UK emissions as a whole reduced by five percent in 2016, but Welsh emissions increased by five percent between 2015 and 2016, and spoke of action needed to address this.