It's been another bleak week for NHS statistics in Wales. Hard working front line NHS staff must be utterly demoralised seeing the constant bad news headlines and it is time the Welsh Labour Government addressed the problems.
The consultation on the proposed nursery cuts in RCT has been extended until the end of January which is good news for opponents trying to put together a case against this ridiculous move.
However, we have to ask what exactly are the Officers at RCT Council playing at?
An analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study, published in The Lancet, has found that Alzheimer's disease was responsible for 52 per cent more deaths in 2013 compared to 1990.
The number of UK deaths from Alzheimer's rose from 32,429 in 1990 to 49,349 in 2013.
The county borough was formed in 1996 following the abolition of the county of Mid Glamorgan. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council was formed by the merger of the former Mid Glamorgan districts of Rhondda, Cynon Valley and Taff Ely (with the exceptions of Creigiau and Pentyrch). The population of the county is 234,300 (Census 2011), consists of 99,700 households (Census 2011) and has 7 neighbouring local authorities