£100m plan to ‘transform’ NHS in Wales
A new £100m fund will aim to ‘transform’ the way health and social services are delivered in Wales, according to Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.
He has stated the money, which was announced as part of the budget, will help to deliver the recommendations of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care.
Vaughan Gething says the new plan will “improve population health”, provide care closer to home and provide some support to transforming hospital-based care.
“The additional funding takes our investment in the NHS beyond what the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation said was needed to maintain core health services. It will not be used to offset pressures in the system that should be managed through increases in efficiency from the additional funding already allocated. The Transformation Fund will be heavily targeted at driving forward those changes to health and social care services that the Parliamentary Review said were needed. The focus will be on using the funding for a small number of programmes that can have the greatest impact in developing and delivering new models of transformed services.” – Vaughan Gething, Health Secretary.
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