I am backing a campaign launched by Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd to force the Welsh Government to recognise that strokes should be given a higher priority for ambulance responses.
I have written to the Welsh Health Minister to express my deep concern regarding the decrease in hospital bed numbers in Wales.
I was honoured to present this fantastic painting to The Princess of Wales Hospital on behalf of the Bridgend Disabled Veterans Random Act of Kindness Association. This painting expresses our gratitude as a community for the incredible work of our NHS heroes, many of whom made extraordinary sacrifices to ensure they could continue to provide patients with the best care possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
I have written to the Welsh Government to call for a public inquiry into the excessive emergency service waiting times in Wales. I am incredibly grateful for the tireless work of our paramedics. However, it is imperative that the Welsh Government address their mismanagement of this vital service.
his week’s Glamorgan Gazette column focuses on the need for Cwm Taf Morgannwg to set up surgical hubs in Bridgend and the neighbouring areas- to tackle the massive backlogs in elective surgery created by the pandemic.
Health service waiting lists are considerably higher in Labour-controlled Wales than in England, with one in five in Wales on a waiting list. I raised this issue in the House with Health Minister Edward Argar. I was pleased that the Health Minister agrees with my concerns and believes that the Welsh Government must present a plan to bring down the excessive waiting lists in Wales.
The Covid pandemic has led to a patient backlog crisis. Many constituents have written to me to express their concerns regarding the patient backlog crisis in Bridgend. I am deeply concerned about the missing 40,000 cancer patients in Wales who are awaiting treatment, surgery, or diagnosis.