Reacting to the news that all planned appointments and clinics have been postponed by Aneurin Bevan Health Board for the Queen’s funeral on Monday, Plaid Cymru MS Peredur Owen Griffiths said: “This will be a blow to many patients who were scheduled to be seen this Monday. We know from figures that nearly 100,000 patients in Wales are waiting longer than a year for their first outpatient appointment.
“Some of those people who were due to be seen Monday will have been waiting considerably longer than a year. The pandemic has undoubtedly exacerbated the backlog in the Welsh NHS and made conditions challenging for staff and patients alike – this is why the postponements for Monday are hard to justify.
“We know that further delays can result in conditions worsening and it is incumbent upon the health board to ensure that those who won’t be seen on Monday will be issued with a new appointment in the immediate future.”
If you want to support Plaid Cymru and Peredur, please click this link.