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Welsh NHS spending will increase by £240million

Commenting on today’s budget announcement made by Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Budget announcement, Tina Donnelly, Director of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Wales, said: “The RCN welcomes the budget announcement that NHS spending will rise by £240million.”

“In particular, a £20million increase on mental health spending is applauded. The RCN in Wales has often said how extremely vital it is that the Welsh Government maintains mental health care provision as a priority in Wales. Mental health has been underfunded in Wales for too long, so the pledge of this monetary support to this area of health is good news.”

“We are also pleased to see that end-of-life care has received £1 million. However, to ensure that end-of-life care is supported at its fullest, there needs to be a commitment to additional community nurses to ensure those people who wish to be cared have the right help, support and expertise, in a caring, compassionate environment, like their own home, at this challenging time.”

“Investing in nursing staff within the National Health Service (NHS) can build a more productive, cost-effective workforce overall. The RCN in Wales sets out three key priorities which the current Welsh Government must deliver: to improve patient care, value nursing and investing in health care.”

To read the full article please visit https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/welsh-government-draft-budget-announced

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