The Government of Wales has been allocated funding of £10 million to improve health outcomes. The primary focus of the funding will be improving quality of care, decreasing variation in care access and improving patient outcomes. The investment will support services which provide extensive benefits to the majority of the people.
Funding of £3 million will be directed towards delivering the single cancer pathway. Wales is the first nation to have such an initiative that aims to reduce the diagnostic and treatment waiting times for patients. Another £3 million will be invested in improving diagnostic services such as endoscopy and radiology, and in developing novel strategies such as gene and cell therapies. The residual £1 million will be allocated to NHS Wales' 1,000 Lives improvement service and towards developing value-based health care.
Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Health Minister, said: "The investment will help unlock better ways of delivering services, provide consistency of care across Wales, and result in better outcomes for the people of Wales."