After all how can we tryst the Tories to run the NHS in Wales when they are blatantly failing to do so in England
Describing the May election as a “referendum on the NHS,” hMr Davies said:
“It is about time for change... If you want to make sure that the public services that you hold dear here in Wales are run to your advantage so you can get the appointment you need, so your child can get the best education possible, so your business gets the opportunity it wants in Wales, then we do need that change and we’re the only ones who can effect it – May next year will be the opportunity to do that.”Which looks like the Tories are committing to taking money from already money starved services and diverting it to the NHS.
Describing the approach he wants to take on health, he said: “The key change is we will protect the NHS budget which is something Labour chose not to do in 2011. We are committed to putting the entire Barnett consequential [into] the Welsh NHS.”
Its will be very poor election if the Political Parties basically just claim how much more money they can throw at the NHS even if it ends up as some kind of Dutch Auction with the electorate deciding whose funding plans are the most realistic rather than the highest amount .
Meanwhile Plaid who are as guilty at times as other s in making elaborate spending plans as the other parties have at least come up with a practical plan
The proposals which are expected to be central to the party's campaign to win power in the 2016 assembly election.
Wales' health boards would be scrapped and major hospitals placed under one body, in new Plaid Cymru plans.
Local councils would take charge of community services, such as GPs' surgeries, district nurses and mental health, under the plans.
As someone who is currently a Patient in Hospitals which are run by 3 different Health Boards for a condition which is linked but to different treatments, I accept some Hospitals may specialise, but having one body in charge make sense and maybe the hospitals actualy may talk to each other and you can find out information from all your surgeries in any appointment.
Having the patient telling the Doctor in Hospital A what was said in
Hospital B is no way to run a health service.
The GP proposal etc would probably have to wait until some form of Local Government reorganisation.
Mind you if a First Minister wanted to cut the wings of a potential leadership rival, making him or her Health Minister would be a sure way.
But lets have realistic proposals for the Welsh NHS and not just promised of funding which will probably not be carried out but which the wining party as the Tories in Westminster will fiddle the accounts to claim is happening .