The Welsh Conservatives are describing Carwyn Jones' comments about a campaign group in support of A&E services at Llantrisant's Royal Glamorgan hospital as a 'slap-down' to Labour politicians involved. The party's Shadow Health Minister said:
This unprecedented slap down is more proof that the Labour Party is falling apart on the NHS.
Carwyn Jones has not only tightened the leash on his Education Minister, he’s strapped on a muzzle and forcibly caged him.
The campaign and its shroud-waving clearly show that Carwyn Jones’ government is in complete turmoil on NHS reform.
A consultation has been launched on the future of some major health services in south and south-east Wales.
Areas including A&E care, children's services, and maternity and neonatal care could be affected. A consultation has been launched.