Mark Drakeford AM sworn in as Welsh Health Minister
WALES'S new Health Minister has officially been sworn into office.
Mark Drakeford AM took over from Lesley Griffiths in a last-minute cabinet reshuffle last week.
He has begun looking at the wide range of issues in his portfolio, including NHS reconfiguration, the legislative programme, and the financial position of the NHS in Wales
On service change, he said: "The process of reconfiguring health services in Wales is under way. My aim is to bring that process to a conclusion so we can move on and ensure services are safe and sustainable for the future.
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"My job is not to renew the process or interfere with the process under way, but I will bring a fresh mind to decisions that are being made within that process.
"What I can promise people is that I'll consider everything that is on my desk as thoroughly as I possibly can. I will weigh up the arguments, look at the evidence, and then I will make a decision."