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Welsh politicians set out election health pledges

Labour and Plaid Cymru put focus on medicine in North Wales

April 7th 2021

Tagged: political news Wales

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Plaid Cymru, the party of Wales, will create a health board centred in rural medicine if elected in the 2021 Senedd election to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The election is due to be held alongside the UK local elections and Scottish Parliament election.

Plaid Cymru has pledged to break up the North Wales Health Board into two new Boards. One for the North West, centred around Bangor University Medical School, will aim to be a world leader in rural medicine.

Other pledges include:

  • creating a digital innovation fund to create digital therapeutic apps across the main health conditions, making the National Health and Care Service easily and widely accessible on smartphones by 2025
  • extending Section 25B of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 to cover community nursing and increasing the number of district nurses and nurses with a community master’s degree.

Welsh Labour has pledged to create a new medical school in North Wales, among its health and social care reelection pledges.