Eating disorder centre debate

Calls are being made for a specialist residential eating disorder unit in Wales. As many as 56,000 people in Wales have eating issues and one in five die as a result.

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'We need an improved service for sufferers'

The chair of the Assembly group on eating disorders is calling on the Welsh Government to provide more support for sufferers. Bethan Jenkins AM says Wales needs a specially-dedicated unit.

The Welsh Government gave £1m over three years for the Eating Disorders Framework, but now its time for a new commitment. People will ask - how can we afford this in an age of cuts? But I am arguing that, first of all, we need an improved service for sufferers. And, secondly, a unit here may well turn out to provide better value for money in the longer term.

– Bethan Jenkins AM

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