Conservative AMs denied "scaremongering" during a debate on downgrading hospital services across Wales.
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies was leading a debate on the health service in Wales on 27 June 2012.
Paul Davies stressed that his party would oppose plans to downgrade hospitals and cuts to accident and emergency department and maternity services.
Mr Davies referred specifically to the future of services at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest and called on the government for assurances that services would not be downgraded or centralised.
He said that politicians had been accused of "scaremongering" but raised the question "why are we in this position?"
Mr Davies said: "The Welsh government is cutting the NHS budget by £534million over the next three years whilst one in eight people are on a NHS waiting list."
The Tory AM also accused the government of failing to consult with local people regarding changes to NHS services and urged the minister to "come clean".
Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas welcomed the debate and agreed that "engaging with local communities" was "fundamental".
Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams also accused the government of dismissing suggestions of "downgrading" and said that "there is a widespread perception that this is what's going to happen".
In her response to the debate the health minister said she was disappointed with the "poor quality" of the Conservatives' motion.
Lesley Griffiths said that this was a "complete misunderstanding" of the government's plans.
The minister underlined that "no district hospitals will be closed and no services will be downgraded" across Wales.
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