Commenting on criticism of Cardiff and Vale Health Board’s GP out-of-hours care – made to the BBC by the local community health council - in which the service is labelled ‘diabolical’ and calls are made for an overhaul, South Wales Central Assembly Member and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies AM, said:
"Criticism of Carwyn Jones and Welsh Labour’s handling of the NHS gets no worse than this.
"It is clear there are inherent problems that must be fully investigated and I urge the Labour Minister to make a full and urgent statement.
"These failings are hitting patients hard – particularly the elderly and vulnerable – and I support calls for a complete overhaul.
"As severe failings in Welsh Labour’s stewardship of the NHS continue, Carwyn Jones is busy launching another Twitter feed and making jokes on it.
"It’s about time he pulled his head from the sand and dealt with the tragic flaws his
own decisions have created within our NHS."
Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said:
"These are disturbing concerns which must be fully investigated by Welsh Labour ministers.
"The watchdog acts in the interests of patients. If it’s calling for an overhaul – that’s exactly what should happen.
"It’s time Labour stopped burying its head in the sand and recognised the state of its NHS.
"Hard-working staff should be applauded for their efforts – and Labour ministers should apologise for the record-breaking NHS cuts they’ve implemented.
"It is their bad decisions and disregard for patients and staff that continue to cause havoc."