Welsh Conservative Shadow Health spokesperson, Andrew RT Davies MS, said:
“First and foremost, our thoughts are with the families of those who have tragically died due to outbreaks associated with the three hospitals in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board area.
“Frontline staff are doing an incredible job in challenging circumstances, but they must be supported by competent protocols and management at both health board and ministerial level.
“This appears to be the largest outbreak and deaths associated with infections acquired in a hospital setting in Wales and serious questions need to be answered.
“I once again repeat my calls from last week to the Health Minister for the Welsh Labour-led Government to commission an immediate investigation into this incredibly tragic situation at Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board.”
Matt Smith is a Conservative who stood for Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales. He was a policy analyst at Vote Leave. He has written about Welsh politics for The Telegraph, Conhome, BrexitCentral, CAPX, GlobalVisionUK, Institute of Welsh Affairs and Gwydir. Read more about Welsh politics at www.mattsmith.org.uk/news.