Local MS Peter Fox has called for the implementation of an emergency plan address serious problems at the Grange Hospital.
Mr Fox’s call comes following the shocking revelation by a Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report, where it was discovered that there was a need for “urgent improvement” in the emergency department at the Cwmbran-based Grange Hospital.
Responding to the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report that found “urgent improvement” was needed in the Grange Hospital’s emergency department, Peter Fox MS said:
“Whilst I appreciate all sectors – including our NHS – are under significant pressure post-pandemic, this report is damning in so many ways.
“The most concerning part is the report’s judgement that processes and systems were not sufficient in ensuring patients consistently received an acceptable standard of care.
“I have been calling for changes at the Grange for many months, following correspondence with anxious constituents, and I’m pleased that the inspectorate has identified the short-comings that so many of us are concerned with.
“After all, patients and families expect nothing less than basic principles of care and safety when in hospital – which sadly appear to be lacking in this sad case.
“What is crucial is that the health board and Welsh Government ministers work around the clock to introduce robust measures to address these very serious issues.”