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Welsh Labour Governent is clueless on health service


Responding to the news that ambulance targets were missed across Wales again in November a Welsh Government spokesperson said:
"The McClelland Review of the Welsh Ambulance Service was clear that a shift is needed to targets which measure outcomes for patients. That is what we are now doing in Wales. In the meantime, the Welsh Ambulance Service continues to display real resilience in the face of growing demands and the start of winter pressures.
The figures are a testament to the hard work of paramedics and ambulance Trust staff who are often criticised for failing to achieve a target that is only very weakly backed by evidence."
Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell says this is proof that the Minister and his colleagues are "clueless" when it comes to addressing this and other problems within the Welsh Health Service.
"It is unbelievable that the response to a failure to meet targets is to simply drop the targets. If, as this anonymous spokesperson says, the targets are not fully evidence based then why on earth hasn't the Welsh Labour Government and successive Health Ministers come up with a system that is?
"The Minister's only response to the McClelland review so far has been to start a consultation on a change of name for the ambulance service and the appointment of a Commissioner.
"Nobody is criticising staff for not meeting the current target - it is not their fault. The blame lies with poor management and a complete failure of the Labour Government to address the many problems that beset the service."



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