A single telephone number - aimed at giving patients easier access to the NHS - will be available across Wales in around three years time. The 111 service has been trialled in Swansea, Bridgend and Carmarthenshire with claims of "phenomenal" feedback. An independent review says demand at hospital emergency units has fallen and more ambulances have been freed up. But there has been a warning that 111 is not a "golden bullet" to solve NHS pressures.
"Reactionary criticism" about the health service, especially on social media, risks undermining the NHS, the health minister will say later. Vaughan Gething is expected to warn in a speech that it might put off young people from pursuing health careers. He will also announce that an extra £100m for NHS Wales over the next two years will go on changing the way health and social care are provided. The cash will be targeted to deliver care closer to people's homes.
There needs to be a "genuine national debate" about re-designing health services or NHS Wales could cease to be a "prized national asset". Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has warned without it, some NHS services could ultimately break and collapse. He called on politicians from all parties to be "grown up" and not "run away" from difficult choices. It comes as potential options for a radical shake-up of mid and west Wales NHS services have sparked opposition.
@CatrynJenkins@CeriDawnJackson Brilliant, exceptional, profound definitely. Although you are being quite presumptive considering the quality of some of my late-night tweets. 2018 has a long way to go 😉
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