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Progress on Welsh Lib Dem safer nursing levels Bill

Earlier this week the Health and Social Care Committee at the National Assembly unanimously endorsed the Welsh Liberal Democrat campaign for more nurses in Wales.

This is another positive step towards achieving the goal of safe staffing levels on wards in Welsh hospitals.

This Bill, put forward by Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams, offers Wales the opportunity to lead the way in becoming the first country in the UK to establish a legal duty for safe nurse staffing levels.

Kirsty Williams said

"I know people will agree that it's time for a good news story in the Welsh NHS and this Bill has to the potential to be just that.

"The Health Committee has made a number of recommendations which I will now consider in detail before the Bill moves to the next stage in the legislative process. I want to thank everyone for their support so far in this campaign."

Whilst this endorsement is good news there is still some way to go. If you want to add your name to the petition and back Kirsty's Bill then you can sign here.