Speeches recovered from the Conservative party’s online archive
The health service needs serious reform. That reform should be steady, purposeful
Now let me say what I think is so important about the NHS in this election campaign and the promises
retired in 1982.
What I'm talking about - is of course - the NHS. In a society in which many
"24 hours to save the NHS"?
Remember how they were going to get rid of hospital waiting
evidence coming to light indicating that, under Labour, the NHS is failing. Dirty hospitals with high
not the ability to pay. These were the ideals upon which the NHS was founded almost sixty years ago
This weekend the Conservatives were out fighting for our NHS.
Andrew Lansley was in
NHS—in fact, one of its most cherished principles, namely that treatment should be free at the point
the Four Year NHS National Plan. It comes after the Ten Year Transport Plan and the Three Year
aspect of that change. And my argument today is simple. If we get nursing right, we get the NHS right
to the National Assembly Library and get the briefs on how the NHS estate was managed between 1979
NHS. Or doing what we think is right. Or leading the debate rather than following it.
difficulty in forming a cabinet.
I would love to report that the NHS in Wales had turned the corner
part of NHS service delivery. It is disgraceful that it is only now, as we approach the end of the
the NHS in England, which was largely positive.
I do not want to belabour the point, but
will take a zero-tolerance approach to people who are violent or aggressive towards NHS staff is
In 1999 the Prime Minister said that everyone would have access to NHS dentistry. To give him
recognise Nurses day. Today I would like to pay tribute to the tremendous work you carry out in the NHS, 24
same speech, that the NHS must come first. There's a simple reason for this. It's because health
devolution - the future of our NHS in Wales.
Health, after all is not only the biggest asset an
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