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Welsh Government wants less reliance on hospitals

How will such change be brought about?


In its plan A Healthier Wales, the Welsh Government has called for more joined-up services in the community and a greater emphasis on illness prevention.


A £100m transformation fund has been created to implement the plan. This will go towards prevention services and activities and holistic care designed around the individual. It will also go to digital technologies for the workforce.


The government wants support for people to manage their own health and well-being, enabling them to live independently.


It wants the health service to focus on caring for those with the greatest health needs first and doing ‘only what is needed and no more’.


Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said the plan details how the NHS and social care in Wales can be sustainable when demand for its services has never been higher.


A further £33m will go towards developing innovative healthcare products and services for Wales. The funding comes jointly from the European Regional Development Fund and the Welsh Government.


Further information

Wales online: The vision for the future of the NHS and social care in Wales £33m for health innovation to boost economy and create jobs