Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Welsh health and care system to receive £100m investment

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Welsh health and care system to receive £100m investment

Welsh Health and Social Services Minister, Eluned Morgan, has announced a £100m investment to support the health and care system’s coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery in Wales. The fund will be used to buy new equipment, hire staff, and develop technology and new ways of working in order to improve primary, hospital and community care services. It is hoped that this will, in turn, increase capacity and cut waiting times. Morgan also confirmed that the Welsh Government has committed an additional £1bn for the sector’s recovery.

Morgan stated: ‘Helping our health and social care services recover from the pandemic is going to take time, investment and a new approach to delivering care…it is also important to recognise we now have a real opportunity to transform the delivery of health and care services. We must take this opportunity to create a health and care system that is fit for the future. The pandemic saw the early and swift adoption of new technology and ways of working, I want to see health boards build on this good work.’

Source: £100m to kick-start NHS and Social Care recovery from pandemic in Wales

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