Mick Bates highlights plight of kidney patients in Powys (Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats) Click
Highlighting the lack of provision for kidney treatment in Powys, Mick Bates AM comments on the prospect that patients in Powys may be forced to travel as far as the West Midlands for treatment:
"Patients are currently travelling from Powys to dialysis units in Shrewsbury and Wrexham but now these units are facing serious capacity issues. Patients are being threatened with a move to the unit at Walsall - this is just not good enough.
"The Assembly Government needs a strong plan to support kidney treatment in Wales to resolve these local capacity and travel issues - we need an urgent plan of action for the dialysis unit proposed for Welshpool hospital as well as firm plans for further units across the country."