Commenting on the news that Wales' largest health board has said it apologises "unreservedly" after treatment delays led to a patient losing the sight in an eye, Welsh Conservative Shadow North Wales Minister, Darren Millar MS said:
“Unacceptable ophthalmology waiting times have been persistent issue in North Wales for many years.
"How many more people in the region need to lose their sight before the Welsh Labour Government and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will take the action necessary to get to grips with delays.
“The people of North Wales deserve better.”
Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS said:
"This atrocious example of a life-changing delay is a symptom of wider Labour failure to run our Welsh NHS properly.
“Despite recent announcements around funding, the health budget has still been cut in real terms this year, placing us in a uniquely disadvantaged position compared with the other nations. Just remember, Labour-run Wales has over 27,000 patients waiting 2-years for treatment, Conservative-run England has just 261.
“Betsi Cadwaladr must take on board the ombudsman’s recommendations and be transparent with the public on the outcome of the review.”