If more proof were needed of how Labour have failed to deliver an adequate Health Service in Wales it was provided by the First Minister himself earlier this week.
In an interview with BBC Wales Sunday Politics show he said that the NHS in Wales would "collapse" unless hospital reorganisation goes ahead.
"There is no getting away from the fact that there has to be change in the health service for it to be safe in the future." he said.
We wouldn't disagree with him on that. The service at present, despite the best efforts of the majority of staff who are hard-working and dedicated, is a disgrace. Overly long waiting lists for cancer patients; unacceptable delays in operations; huge queues in A&E departments; an ambulance service that has not hit the already low target in Wales for over a year.
Yet there is one question that needs to be asked. Who has been in charge of the Health Service in Wales for the past 13 years? Why none other than the Labour party of course - because health is a devolved matter, and they have nobody else to blame on this one.
So why has it come so close to the edge of the precipice? Why have successive Labour Minister's allowed the service to deteriorate to this extent? And why were so many of the electorate prepared to believe them when they said they would protect essential services? This problem did not occur overnight.
An interview with BBC Wales Sunday Politics show