Have Your Say: NHS safer with Labour
A FEW voices have arisen in this column showing disappointment that Labour is to close the A&E department at Llanelli's hospital.
I show concern too that this has become necessary but understand the reasoning behind the decision.
What has to be recognised however is the differences between the NHS here compared with operational practices in England.
Across the border privatisation is in full flow, disguised by Tory rhetoric.
There, contracts have been awarded to organisations which have funded the conservative party; surgeries are being made responsible for financial decisions; many ops are only available for cash and the reorganisations have been a disaster as surgeons, doctors and nursing staff have overwhelming testified.
What Nye Bevan created is being destroyed there but will never occur under a Labour administration in Wales.
To think that the Tories have been considering limiting the number of times patients can see their doctor and have allowed telephone systems that charge the highest rate for contacting their surgery, whilst we here have abolished car parking fees at hospitals, wherever possible, suggests the NHS is only safe in Labour's hands!
D L Davies