Commenting on the news that Health Minister Vaughan Gething is set to announce a new complaints body to replace existing Community Health Councils, Angela Burns AM said:
“I have serious concerns over these Welsh Labour plans to centralise Wales’ patient voice.
“We know that across Wales there are huge disparities in standard of care, and to take away the boots on the ground in the most vulnerable corners of Wales is sending the wrong message to health service users.
“Welsh Conservatives recently announced that we would fight to protect the independence of Wales’ Community Health Councils, and we will continue to do this by speaking out against this proposal.
“A centralised health care inspectorate and disbanded local health councils just put more control and less accountability at the feet of a failing Health Minister.”