People in the north of Wales deserve an apology over Betsi chaos on Labour’s watch, says Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Responding to the news that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has been put back into special measures, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for health and care, Rhun ap Iorwerth MS said:

“A little over two years since the ill-fated decision to take Betsi Cadwaladr prematurely out of special measures – conveniently before the 2021 Senedd elections – and we now hear that the health board is being put back into special measures, and members of the Independent Board have been made scapegoats.

“Rather than pointing the finger of blame at the Board, Welsh Government should be looking closer to home. This is as much a failure of ministerial leadership as it is leadership within Betsi Cadwaladr. This all happened on Labour’s watch.

“The people in the north of Wales have witnessed damning report after damning report about their health service. They’re the ones that have been suffering under this dysfunction, incompetence and chaotic mess at hands of Labour Welsh Government.

“The patients and staff of Betsi Cadwaladr deserve better from their government. The least they deserve is an apology, but what we all need is the government to step up and take responsibility for this mess. The question is what will it take for the Health Minister consider her own position in the matter?”

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