To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport’s statement in November 2016 on winter preparedness.
2. Further notes the Royal College of Physicians’ response to the inquiry into winter preparedness 2016/17, which stated that: “The challenges facing health boards as they prepare for winter are complex. They reflect wider pressures on the NHS and social care”, and that; “Health boards are operating in an under-funded, under-doctored and overstretched context”.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to provide a status report on how its 2016/17 planning, alongside those of Welsh Health Boards, is performing against the current situation across the Welsh NHS.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 05/01/2017
Decision due: 11 Jan 2017 by Plenary
Lead member: Paul Davies AM