Mental health patients wait up to 755 days for first treatment

Fifth year of special measures – where’s the improvement? Staff shortages are contributing to adults in north Wales waiting up to 755 days for mental health care, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The FOI also showed the average waiting list was a year, with military veterans facing a 10-month wait. The information request was made by Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM, who has long campaigned for better health care in the region. He said: “The information shows how desperate the situation still is in Betsi Cadwaladr health board in terms of access to mental health care. … Continue reading Mental health patients wait up to 755 days for first treatment

Emotional and mental health and well-being of children and young people ‘national priority’

  Responding to the publication of the Assembly report on emotional and mental health support for children and young people in Wales Llyr Gruffydd AM, Plaid Cymru shadow cabinet secretary for education and lifelong learning and a member of the … Continue reading Emotional and mental health and well-being of children and young people ‘national priority’