Cancer Patients’ Voices Wales held their second event in the National Assembly for Wales this morning, as they continue their work to make sure cancer diagnosis, treatment, support and survival is the best it can be for patients in Wales.
The event was sponsored by South Wales Central AM and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies, who opened proceedings before a cross-party panel discussion took place.
Last year’s event was organised by cancer sufferer Annie Mulholland, who sadly passed away in May.
Annie was a dedicated campaigner for better access to cancer drugs in Wales, after discovering she needed to move to London to have access to life-prolonging treatments.
Mr Davies described the campaign as “Annie’s legacy”, and said that her memory would always be with all of those present. Her husband Martin and daughter Rebecca attended the event, and Rebecca gave her personal perspective.
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-Being and Sport Vaughan Gething also spoke on behalf of the Welsh Government.
Mr Davies said, “Annie Mulholland was a truly inspirational individual who despite her own personal illness worked incredibly hard to improve access to life prolonging treatments for cancer sufferers in Wales.
“She made sure cancer patients’ voices are heard in Wales, and the campaign will continue to honour her legacy.
“It was pleasing to see politicians of all colours and persuasions attend and take part as we work together to beat cancer.”
[Picture: Andrew RT Davies AM opens the Cancer Patients’ Voices event in the Senedd]