More people will have rehabilitation services closer to their homes and be able to access online physiotherapy support, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

A £1.2 million annual investment from the Welsh government will help to transform the way neuro-rehabilitation services are provided in Wales.

A new children’s neuro-rehabilitation service is being set up in Wales for the first time and new specialist physiotherapy services will be created as the result of the first phase of funding, which was announced last year as part of a £10 million investment in 10 of Wales’ major health conditions delivery plans.

The Deputy Health Minister said, ‘We are investing almost £1.1 million this financial year and £1.2 million every year afterwards so more people can receive the specialist support they need closer to their homes.

‘We want to ensure people who are affected by a neurological condition can get the care and support that they need, irrespective of where in Wales they live.’

Children in Mid and South Wales will be able to access new paediatric neuro-rehabilitation services as a result of a £38,000 investment this year and £150,000 every year onwards. Previously children had to travel to Liverpool, Oxford or Tadworth for care.

Source: Welsh Government