* Ken Skates AM.
"Massive step in right direction"
Labour Assembly Member Ken Skates has met health chiefs to discuss proposed changes to services in Wrexham and Denbighshire.
Clwyd South member Mr Skates discussed the future of services in the Dee Valley, where Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is planning a new multi-million pound health centre.
He said: “People throughout the Dee Valley want to see a first class, modern health service for the 21st Century and the planned health centre for Llangollen would be a massive step in the right direction.
“I have met with many residents who are anxious to see the dilapidated former River Lodge Hotel utilised for a new health centre, but assurances are also being sought that the planned Extended Care Scheme, along with GPs services, will address concerns about bed losses.
“In Chirk the hospital’s future is secure, but I am raising queries regarding the future of the Minor Injuries Unit. I am also anxious to ensure Corwen sees its fair share of a modern health service developed in the coming years.
“The UK economy under the Tory/Lib Dem coalition has slumped back into recession and borrowing is rising. Against this terrible economic backdrop it is reassuring that Labour is committed to defending the core principles of an NHS in Wales that is free of privatisation.”
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