Janet Finch-Saunders launches Aberconwy healthcare survey
The Welsh Conservative candidate for Aberconwy – Janet Finch-Saunders – is seeking views from local residents on her recovery plan for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Among other proposals, the plan looks to champion schemes like the new post-anaesthesia care unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd and maximise the potential for a North Wales medical school.
Sadly, Wales is now facing public health crisis as a result of delayed treatments. The pandemic will likely cast a long shadow in the form of excessive waiting lists, late diagnoses and patients still fearful of going to hospital. Aberconwy constituents are encouraged to engage with Janet’s digital survey, found at www.finch-saunders.co.uk/healthcareinaberconwy
Commenting on her survey, Janet said:
“The present Coronavirus pandemic has shone an acute spotlight onto our health and social care services. It can be hard to fully quantify our appreciation of the dedicated hard work that local responders have shown throughout this period. Every single one of them remain a testament to their profession. “But it has also revealed the urgent need for a local healthcare recovery plan. The Betsi Health Board was in special measures for over five years – the longest of any health organisation in the UK. In spite of this, concerns over the delivery of health services are as pertinent today as when the Health Board entered special measures under the stewardship of Welsh Labour in 2015. “This is why I am most pleased to be putting forward a positive plan of action that would look to restore the Board’s reputation and empower frontline workers in their care provision. I’m encouraging local residents to engage with this plan through the survey hosted on my website. “Sensibly, the Welsh Conservative plan would see BCUHB share the huge long standing treatment burden with other boards across the UK, champions schemes like the new post-anaesthesia care unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd and plant the seed for a tremendous growth in recruitment through maximising the potential for a North Wales Medical School. “I look forward to hearing your views!”