Discussion about the Welsh Assembly

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Cancer wait in Wales

From a BBC story about NHS waiting lists:

A mother-of-two says she is "appalled" after being told she will have to wait 17 weeks to see a consultant over her breast cancer fears, breaking guidelines that it should be 10 days

The Minister, Jane Hutt's response?

"During August I met with the trust's new chief executive, Hugh Ross, and trust chair, Simon Jones, and made breast care services the first item on the agenda for discussion.

"As a result, the trust has instigated a five-point action plan to address the issues raised, including short-term measures and a longer term strategy."

Welsh NHS safe in her hands then.