£50m from Welsh Govt aims to ease pressure on NHS

The Welsh Government has detailed how it will spend a £50m investment to ease pressure on the NHS in Wales.

The aim is to prevent unnecessary hospital and residential care admissions, and help prevent delayed discharges from hospitals and other care settings for older people.

The investment aims to reduce unnecessary admissions and delayed discharges from hospital and residential care. Credit: PA

Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas, said: "Our £50m Intermediate Care Fund provides an excellent opportunity to make a real difference to older people across Wales."

"The investments I'm announcing today will see health, housing and social services, along with the third and independent sectors, work together on some very innovative projects to enable older people to maintain their independence and remain in their own home."