07/10/2016 - Written Assembly Questions and Answers

Published 03/10/2016   |   Last Updated 12/10/2016

​Written Assembly Questions tabled on 30 September 2016 for answer on 7 October 2016

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(Self-identifying question no. shown in brackets)

Written Questions must be tabled at least five working days before they are to be answered. In practice, Ministers aim to answer within seven/eight days but are not bound to do so. Answers are published in the language in which they are provided, with a translation into English of responses provided in Welsh.


To ask the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Does WHSSC fund stem cell treatment for cancer patients in Wales? (WAQ71093)

Answer received on 10 October 2016

The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport  (Vaughan Gething): The Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) manages and funds the access policy for blood and marrow transplantation for haematological malignancies.
The WHSSC commissioning policy (CP03) is based on the expert guidance of the British Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and is available to view at:


Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy): Will the Minister make a statement on the closure of the Plas Isaf nursing home in Colwyn Bay? (WAQ71094)

Answer received on 6 October 2016

The Minister for Social Services and Public Health (Rebecca Evans): Plas Isaf is closing and alternative arrangements are being made for residents.  In the meantime, the local authority and local health board as commissioners of this service are monitoring the care provided to remaining residents on a daily basis and will continue to do so until everyone has moved.