Plaid Cymru comment on National Cancer Plan


Commenting on the Welsh Government's announcement of a National Cancer Plan,Plaid Cymru's Health Spokesperson Elin Jones AM said;

"Plaid welcomes the announcement that the Welsh Government will be taking forward proposals to establish a National Cancer Plan. We're pleased that this is a policy that has gained cross-party support in recent months.

"Of course, ambitious words need to be matched by delivery and Plaid, along with other organisations and parties, will need to look at the exact details of this plan to ensure that it will deliver real change over the coming years.

"We will now work to ensure that a number of important elements are included in the Governments plans. These include improved prevention of cancer through public health initiatives; the prioritisation of early diagnosis; ensuring access to world class clinical care, regardless of location; investment in community based support such as access to counselling and financial advice and the provision of a specialist cancer nurse for cancer patients.

"Crucially, we need to ensure any new plan must have a strong emphasis on delivery, implementation and monitoring patient satisfaction."