£50m to 'help reduce the pressure on Welsh NHS'

Funding has been allocated across Wales. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Details have been unveiled of a major £50m investment in NHS services.

The Welsh Government hopes it will help ease pressure on the health service by preventing unnecessary admissions and delayed discharges from hospital and residential care.

It says the Intermediate Care Fund will invest in services that support older people, particularly the frail elderly, to maintain their independence and remain in their own home.