Friday, July 07, 2006

No brain surgery west of Cardiff

Health Commission Wales has announced that neurosurgery at Morriston will cease. The only theatre for the whole of Wales will be in Cardiff.

How does one explain this? Wales did not vote for power to be devolved from London only for it to be centralised in Cardiff. It's bad enough for us in West Wales to be deprived of a facility which could make the difference between life and death. People in north and mid Wales must be even more aggrieved and worried.

2 comments:

Richie Northcote said...

Yet again we see, that while the Government is claiming “Kudos” in Westminster and Cardiff by purporting to deliver, what they call, “record levels of investment” in our public services, the stark reality is that front line services are being cut.

This goes right to the heart of the debate that these “record levels of investment” are being badly managed at the managerial level. This is something, which the Government has failed, and is continuing to fail, to address. Whilst this failure continues unabated, we will continue to experience cuts in our Public Services, regardless of the sum invested.

Port Talbot Blogger said...

How does one explain this?

Ask your own health spokesperson Jenny Randerson for an explanation.

http://www.jennyranderson.com/eng_news_detail.asp?press_number=485