Welsh Health Boards to receive share of £15m to improve critical care

2 Jul 2019 03:19 PM

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced how the £15m Welsh Government fund to improve critical care will be allocated.

Last year, Mr Gething announced the funding to improve critical care and the expert group set up to advise on how it should be allocated has published its findings.

The money will be allocated as follows:

Mr Gething said:

As set out in A Healthier Wales, hospital based services such as critical care remain an essential and visible part of our future health and care system. We need to speed up the pace of changes within critical care and look at how we deliver services across Wales, to ensure we have the right services in the right place for those who are critically ill. This funding will help us achieve that. 

As well as providing additional critical care beds, the funding will deliver improvements in related services such as post-anaesthesia care units, long term ventilation and critical care outreach teams. It will also help address existing workforce issues to meet both the current and expanding capacity.

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