£2.2m boost to recruit extra nurses for North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board is receiving a cash boost of £2.2m from the Welsh Labour Government to employ more nurses across North Wales.

The Minister for Health, Mark Drakeford announced that the additional funding would allow the NHS in Wales to recruit the medical and surgical ward nurses needed for the future.

Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones said: “Nurses are on the frontline of patient care. Nurses across North Wales work extremely hard to care for patients who are often at the most vulnerable point of their life.

“This new funding is very welcome and I’m thrilled that there will soon be new nurses at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, ready and able to provide the very highest standards in care.

“The Welsh Labour Government is continuing to strive to improve patient care to the highest possible standard and I welcome this announcement wholeheartedly.

“The funding announced is part of a package of £10m extra funding to be spent across Wales and demonstrates Welsh Labour’s commitment to the NHS.