2023-01-24 13:09:07

Health workers on strike to 'save NHS', says Adam Price

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By Daniel Davies

BBC Wales political correspondent

Health workers are on strike to "save the NHS", Plaid Cymru's leader said as he set out a five-point plan intended to ease the pressure on the service.

Adam Price blamed problems on "two decades of Labour mismanagement", but defended his co-operation agreement with First Minister Mark Drakeford.

Major changes to the NHS were left out of the deal as the parties disagreed on health policies, Mr Price said.

Ministers said the NHS provides quality care for thousands of people every day.

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Plaid's plan - which it said was based on talks with groups representing medical staff - calls for better wages in the NHS.

It also says a publicly-run staffing agency should fill gaps in hospital rotas, instead of private-sector companies.

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