Controversial changes to nursing rotas would only save 2% of monthly agency nursing bills, health board admits

North Wales Plaid Cymru AM says: ‘Scrap nurse rota changes’ Controversial and unpopular changes to nurses’ rotas would only save 2% of a health board’s £1,120,000 monthly agency nursing bills, it has been revealed. Betsi Cadwaladr health board, which currently … Continue reading Controversial changes to nursing rotas would only save 2% of monthly agency nursing bills, health board admits

Plaid Cymru’s three-point plan will eradicate broadband ‘not-spots’ by 2025

Residents ‘second-class citizens without access to internet’ Plaid Cymru has unveiled a three-point-plan to eradicate Wales of broadband not-spots by 2025. The party will do so by listening to industry concerns and getting to the root of the problems telecoms … Continue reading Plaid Cymru’s three-point plan will eradicate broadband ‘not-spots’ by 2025

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