Back the Bill

ON MARCH 5, I will be leading a debate in the National Assembly on my proposed bill for a legal duty for Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Wales and the Welsh NHS to take a positive step forward in ensuring safe and compassionate care.

There is increasing evidence from across the world that nurse staffing levels have a significant impact on patient care and the recruitment and retention of staff. Sadly, Wales currently has the highest number of patients per nurse in the UK. This means that all too often, our nurses are unable to give the time to perform their role to their highest caring ability. 

My proposed bill aims to ensure that our nursing services are properly staffed at all times. Investing in the best care produces the best outcome and experience for the patient and it is also the most cost-effective use of public money. Providing undignified or unsafe care is simply not acceptable.

If Assembly Members vote down the bill on March 5, then it will end before it has even started. We can’t let that happen.

Please write to your local AM and encourage them to vote ‘yes’ on March 5 to allow this bill to move to the next stage, so that we can properly debate this important issue. You can find out more and show your support at www.more nurses.org.uk.

Kirsty Williams AM Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:06pm Sat 1 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

why do you need to host a debate just get and do it the nhs really went to the dogs under devolution
why do you need to host a debate just get and do it the nhs really went to the dogs under devolution scraptheWAG
  • Score: -2

2:25pm Sun 2 Mar 14

welshmen says...

Sound's like a good idea, I also think it's a good idea not to ROB third world Countries of their Doctors and Nurses, British culture or care in the hospital's are best served with British trained medical staff, the Welsh NHS need to get rid of the over staffing of non-medical trained Managers and train and employ more British trained Doctors, Nurses, etc, when the NHS first started we had no big problems, when it got political, that's when the NHS started to reverse into what it is today, underfunded, understaffed and freely over used with foreign NHS tourists who expect and get FREE treatment at the experience of the British taxpayer, until the NHS make these changes nothing will change sadly....
Sound's like a good idea, I also think it's a good idea not to ROB third world Countries of their Doctors and Nurses, British culture or care in the hospital's are best served with British trained medical staff, the Welsh NHS need to get rid of the over staffing of non-medical trained Managers and train and employ more British trained Doctors, Nurses, etc, when the NHS first started we had no big problems, when it got political, that's when the NHS started to reverse into what it is today, underfunded, understaffed and freely over used with foreign NHS tourists who expect and get FREE treatment at the experience of the British taxpayer, until the NHS make these changes nothing will change sadly.... welshmen
  • Score: -2

4:15pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
why do you need to host a debate just get and do it the nhs really went to the dogs under devolution
It went to the dogs when the tories took over ! They want to privatise everything. They are hell bent on destroying our education, SS care and NHS, so their funders can rip us off even more of us. Austerity for us, PAYDAY for them.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: why do you need to host a debate just get and do it the nhs really went to the dogs under devolution[/p][/quote]It went to the dogs when the tories took over ! They want to privatise everything. They are hell bent on destroying our education, SS care and NHS, so their funders can rip us off even more of us. Austerity for us, PAYDAY for them. Mervyn James
  • Score: -1

6:01pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Monmouthshire Merlin says...

Devolved powers have seen our NHS. Education and Social services fall below all other areas of the UK.
We do not need another tier of government in Cardiff Bay. Devolution has delivered nothing for the people of Wales. The 'bay of plenty' should be abolished and the savings spent, on the services that it's creation has robbed us of
Devolved powers have seen our NHS. Education and Social services fall below all other areas of the UK. We do not need another tier of government in Cardiff Bay. Devolution has delivered nothing for the people of Wales. The 'bay of plenty' should be abolished and the savings spent, on the services that it's creation has robbed us of Monmouthshire Merlin
  • Score: 0

8:27am Mon 3 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

Monmouthshire Merlin wrote:
Devolved powers have seen our NHS. Education and Social services fall below all other areas of the UK.
We do not need another tier of government in Cardiff Bay. Devolution has delivered nothing for the people of Wales. The 'bay of plenty' should be abolished and the savings spent, on the services that it's creation has robbed us of
here here
[quote][p][bold]Monmouthshire Merlin[/bold] wrote: Devolved powers have seen our NHS. Education and Social services fall below all other areas of the UK. We do not need another tier of government in Cardiff Bay. Devolution has delivered nothing for the people of Wales. The 'bay of plenty' should be abolished and the savings spent, on the services that it's creation has robbed us of[/p][/quote]here here scraptheWAG
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree