Mental health patients wait up to 755 days for first treatment

Fifth year of special measures – where’s the improvement? Staff shortages are contributing to adults in north Wales waiting up to 755 days for mental health care, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The FOI also showed the average waiting list was a year, with military veterans facing a 10-month wait. The information request was made by Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM, who has long campaigned for better health care in the region. He said: “The information shows how desperate the situation still is in Betsi Cadwaladr health board in terms of access to mental health care. … Continue reading Mental health patients wait up to 755 days for first treatment

We need leadership to combat speculative housing developments

Plaid AM backs campaign against 600 houses Plans to build 600 homes on a greenfield site near Caerphilly demonstrate that the Welsh Government is failing to control speculative housing developments. That’s the view of Plaid Cymru’s shadow planning minister Llyr Gruffydd, who has given his support to opponents of plans by Persimmon to build 600 new homes at Gwern y Domen farm near Caerphilly. The local planning committee is due to discuss the matter on Wednesday. Caerphilly planning officers are recommending acceptance of the plan because developers argue that there isn’t sufficient housing land available to meet demand in the … Continue reading We need leadership to combat speculative housing developments

Sustainable Farming Scheme: Welsh Government proposals a change of tone but not a change of course

Plaid Cymru have accused the Welsh Government of softening its rhetoric but still ploughing ahead with significant changes to agricultural payments post-Brexit, despite warnings of the threats that will create for the Welsh farming industry. Plaid Cymru’s shadow rural affairs … Continue reading Sustainable Farming Scheme: Welsh Government proposals a change of tone but not a change of course

Law to ban wild animals in travelling circuses is long-overdue says Plaid

Plaid Cymru has said the legislation to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses published by the Welsh Government today is long-overdue. Llyr Gruffydd AM, the party’s Shadow Minister for Animal Welfare said: “The Welsh Government has been talking about this legislation for many years. It wasted time waiting for the UK Government to legislate on its behalf before deciding in 2016 that it had to act itself. It has still taken another three years for this Bill to be tabled. It’s long-overdue, but at least now we have a proposal to scrutinise and hopefully eventually implement. “Plaid … Continue reading Law to ban wild animals in travelling circuses is long-overdue says Plaid

Welsh Government proposals a change of tone but not a change of course

Plaid Cymru have accused the Welsh Government of softening its rhetoric but still ploughing ahead with significant changes to agricultural payments post-Brexit, despite warnings of the threats that will create for the Welsh farming industry. Plaid Cymru’s shadow rural affairs … Continue reading Welsh Government proposals a change of tone but not a change of course