£40 million Budget boost for the Welsh NHS estate
Wednesday January 4th, 2017
Additional capital funding of £40 million, announced in the Welsh Government’s final Budget, will improve Wales’ health estate and accelerate transformation – Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announced.
The capital funding forms part of significant ongoing investment in modernising NHS buildings and equipment and supporting the delivery of new models of care.
It will be particularly targeted at the development of a new generation of integrated health and social services centres across Wales, which will improve local access and care closer to home. It will help Local Health Boards bring forward plans for facilities in primary and community settings more quickly in the future.
Vaughan Gething said:
“The significant funding announced in the final Budget is great news for local health boards in Wales.
We know a number of them are looking forward to bringing forward investment in developments to improve the integration of health and social services in their areas. The money announced in the final Budget will allow them to do just that.
We want people to be able to access health and social services in a modern, fit for purpose environment in their local community where possible. Although we are unable to give more detail at this point, we expect the funding announced today will bring forward a pipeline of new projects in every local health board in Wales which will make a real difference for patients.”
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