Labour Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales, Eluned Morgan has welcomed significant extra funding for Hywel Dda University Health Board.
Eluned Morgan said, “I am glad that my Welsh Government colleagues have listened to our concerns about the structural financial problems in Hywel Dda and that there is an understanding of the issues raised by the Health Board and the Labour Party locally about a rural premium for health care delivery. Putting Hywel Dda on a better financial footing gives confidence to staff, management and patients and underlines Welsh Labour’s commitment to supporting, not cutting, funding to the NHS.
“Importantly, Hywel Dda Health Board is working really hard to get itself to a better, long term financial position. With the support of the Welsh Government, I expect many of the challenges the health board faces to be addressed.”
Note for Editors : Written Statement by the Welsh Government: 2016-17 Revenue Allocation to the Health, Wellbeing and Sport portfolio