Responding to figures released today showing that NHS waiting times are still failing patients, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS said:
“These figures are catastrophic for people up and down Wales. Labour is utterly failing to get to grips with this crisis, the Welsh Government needs to act and act now.
"The Government must launch an investigation into the crisis in our ambulance services, fill the 3,000 vacancies in the Welsh NHS and get a handle on devastating cancer waiting times.
“If we are to resolve the crisis in A&E specifically, we need plans to reform the social care sector in Wales to be brought forward. Government after government at both the Welsh level and the UK level have failed to get to grips with this, but it is something that is vital to get right if we are to reduce pressure on A&E services.
“We also need to see more funding put into local health care services including GPs, in some parts of my own region the waiting time to see a GP regularly exceeds a month, if not longer.”