Today, we invited the Health Minister to appear before the committee to clear her name, but she failed to take that opportunity. It is clear from the correspondence that the Welsh Government, local health boards, and the NHS confederation each played a significant part in the drafting of the report on hospital reconfiguration, yet the Minister has denied this. It is astounding that the Health Minister is willing to take the credit for the opening of new services, but fails to take responsibility for the closure of old ones.
– Elin Jones, Plaid Cymru’s Health spokesperson
The Health Minister has survived a vote of no confidence by the skin of her teeth. She now needs to front up and be held responsible for the political decisions that she is accountable for.