Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed additional money for social services to deal with winter pressures.
The Welsh Labour Government has made an additional £10m available to local authorities across Wales to enable social services to support people in their homes and communities.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “Health and social services in Wales, like the rest of the UK, have been under significant pressure this winter.
“The extraordinary level of demand this year has been compounded by an increase in patients suffering with flu, norovirus and respiratory illness attending GP practices and A&E.”
The Welsh Government recognises that getting people out of hospital and into a more appropriate care setting is hugely important, both for the individuals concerned and the NHS. Wales saw a 7% reduction in Delayed Transfers of Care in December, meaning that the total number of delays during 2017 was the lowest since records began 12 years ago.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “Our health and social care services are heavily dependent on each other. This additional investment recognises that, and will help people working in social services to respond to the extra pressures at this time of year.”