Monday, 14 July 2014

Hymn sheets and health

Plaid Cymru AMs obviously share each other's deep-seated concerns about stress related illness within the NHS. So great is their angst that individual press releases with selective obligatory FoI info carry almost identical phrases.


Bethan Jenkins, Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales West, said: "I'm particularly concerned at the level of stress-related illness in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, where significant failings in patient care have been identified over the past few years. 
South Wales Evening Post

Elin Jones, Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister said: "I'm particularly concerned at the level of stress-related illness in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, where significant failings in patient care have been identified over the last few years."
ITV Wales 
Oops. 

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:04

    And you find this surprising? Plaid have become the ambulance chasers of Wales. The pitiful thing is that the NHS management structure they now decry is the one they sanctioned during the One Wales Government days.

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  2. Anonymous13:17

    Anon 11:04 is incorrect. When Plaid entered the previous government of Wales, it was pre-conditional that there would be no major hospital closures or service downgrades. This was specifically itemised in the 'OneWales' agreement. It's only now that Labour have decided to now run as a non-majority government that these closures and downgrades are happening. The result is the shameful situation at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg. As regards the 'message' from Elin and Bethan, being the same. Yes. They have re-iterated the SAME statement to two different media outlets. I will re-iterate it, too,as does my union rep. Labour should be ashamed of themselves.

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  3. Anonymous09:14

    The current LHB structure came about on the One Wales government's watch. Any managerial failings - to which BJ and EJ refer fall to Plaid as much as anyone. This is clearly different from reconfiguration of services on clinical grounds. It is cynical and misleading to suggest otherwise.

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  4. Health Worker11:25

    I'm "particularly concerned" at the extent to which headline hunting politicians think that the health service is their own personal punch bag. It's no good saying that they support nurses and doctors as that simply shows the depth of the ignorance on how the NHS depends as much on non-clinical staffs those in direct contact with patients. Too often we see parties using the health service as a blunt instrument to batter their opponents. Inappropriate targets are set by ministers and then pounced upon by feral media when they are missed because of pressures elsewhere. What we need are politicians with a better understanding of the complexities of health care. Until we have that then the most effective contribution that can make is to shut the fuck up.

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