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Plans for health and care hubs across Wales

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Plans for health and care hubs across Wales

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced plans to deliver 19 new integrated health and care centres across Wales by 2021.

Funding of up to £68m has been identified for the centres. Construction will be subject to the agreement of successful business cases from the local health boards, and the expectation is that all schemes will be delivered by 2021. 

It includes 11 new hubs and GP centres, as well as refurbishing existing clinics and health centres. The move is part of an overall initiative to get GPs, pharmacists, therapists and even social care staff to work more closely together.

This is the biggest targeted investment in primary and community care infrastructure by Welsh Government.

Gething commented: “People in the 21st Century expect to be treated in modern, advanced health care centres that deliver a wide range of services all under one roof. We agree and by targeting investment in this way it is hoped that opportunities for delivering service change can be delivered upon. 

“We’re funding the future of healthcare in Wales and the pipeline of projects I’m announcing today will make a significant difference to the care people receive closer to home in their communities.”

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