Welsh health and social services receive £551m to deal with COVID and tackle waiting times

Welsh health and social services receive £551m to deal with COVID and tackle waiting times

Eluned stated: “The COVID pandemic has had a huge influence on the NHS and social services in Wales and is still facing significant costs in dealing with it. I am for that reason delighted to verify an extra ₤ 411m for these costs, including the vaccination programme, testing, PPE, and brand-new cleaning requirements for infection control.

The Welsh Government has actually assigned ₤ 411 million for ongoing costs of dealing with the pandemic until April 2022 and ₤ 140 million for recovery and taking on waiting times.

According to the minister, waiting lists in Wales have increased by over 33 percent, and part of the funding will be utilized for purchasing equipment to increase capacity.

Welsh Health Minister Eluned MorganWelsh Health Minister Eluned Morgan has actually welcomed more than half a billion pounds of new financing for health and social services in Wales to deal with COVID.

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” The knock-on impact from dealing with the pandemic has actually likewise been big. ₤ 100m will be used to assist health boards recovery plans, consisting of speeding up the treatment of those who have been waiting the longest. While ₤ 40m is for devices and adjusting medical facilities and other buildings to increase capability for regular treatments, whilst preserving COVID safe areas.”

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This latest financing increase is an addition to the ₤ 100 million financing revealed in May to support the Welsh Governments Health and Social Services COVID Recovery Plan.

” The knock-on effect from dealing with the pandemic has likewise been substantial. ₤ 100m will be used to help health boards recovery strategies, including speeding up the treatment of those who have been waiting the longest. While ₤ 40m is for equipment and adapting health centers and other buildings to increase capability for routine treatments, whilst maintaining COVID safe locations.”

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