Commenting on December’s NHS waiting time stats (published today) – which show more people than ever are waiting longer than nine months for treatment (14,745) – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM said:
“This is an appalling new high in unacceptable delays.
“No-one should be forced to wait this long – particularly the elderly and vulnerable who will always be hit hardest.
“With more downgrading announced in south Wales today – this is a double whammy of Welsh Labour NHS failure.
“Our crisis-ridden health service continues to creak under the pressure of Labour’s record-breaking budget cuts.
“Hard-pressed patients and hard-working staff should be given the support they