The Welsh Government has accused the Tories of trying "to talk the Welsh NHS down."
It comes after it emerged yesterday that figures obtained by English Conservative MP Simon Burns showed that the number of Welsh cancer patients travelling to England had nearly quadrupled in the last decade.
– Spokesperson for Mark Drakeford AM, Health Minister
This is yet another attempt by the Tories to talk the Welsh NHS down.We know Welsh cancer patients receive faster access to treatment overall than patients in England; survival rates are increasing faster than in any part of the UK and Wales is at the forefront of the global race to find a cure for cancer.
But Andrew RT Davies, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, told ITV News the figures were a further sign of the "lamentable way" the Welsh NHS is run.