The Welsh Conservatives have accused Labour of continuing to fail patients in North Wales as a further damning report into Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s emergency department raised significant concerns and identified risks to patients.
A Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) report has highlighted the need for urgent improvement at the emergency department at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd near Rhyl.
A previous HIW inspection in March identified that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board did not have adequate arrangements in place within the department to support the delivery of safe healthcare, resulting in the Emergency Department being designated as a Service Requiring Significant Improvement.
Commenting on the news, the Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for North Wales, Darren Millar MS, said:
“Once again, the Labour Government in Cardiff Bay is failing the people of North Wales.
"It will be deeply alarming to people across the region that the situation at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd still isn't getting things right despite being put into targeted intervention – Labour ministers need to step up and take responsibility for their failings.
“It is becoming ever more evident that Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board was only taken out of special measures ahead of the Senedd Elections for purely political reasons.
“It is unbelievable that Labour are focusing their efforts on expanding the Senedd rather than address the issues facing the NHS, especially in North Wales.”