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

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

First Minister challenged over Countess of Chester Hospital “holding patients to ransom”

Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM has today challenged the First Minister to take decisive action over the Countess of Chester Hospital’s decision to bar Welsh patients from referrals. Llyr Gruffydd has raised the matter of patients from Wales being barred … Continue reading First Minister challenged over Countess of Chester Hospital “holding patients to ransom”

Local AM Llyr Gruffydd pledges to “get behind the daffodil” for Marie Curie this February

North Wales AM, Llyr Gruffydd has pledged to encourage constituents to donate and wear their iconic Marie Curie daffodil throughout February and March to help the charity’s Nurses provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness. Llyr … Continue reading Local AM Llyr Gruffydd pledges to “get behind the daffodil” for Marie Curie this February