Geraint Davies MP

Working hard for Swansea - yn gweithio dros Abertawe

Initiatives like the Wind Street medical centre can help A&E crisis

Speaking during Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales, Swansea West MP Geraint Davies said; “Is the Secretary of State aware of the innovative medical centre at the end of Wind street in Swansea, which treats intoxicated people on the spot, freeing up ambulances, police and accident and emergency departments? Will he inform the Secretary of State for Health in England of the success of that venture, and suggest to him that similar facilities here could help to reduce the pressures caused by the removal of walk-in centres?”

The medical centre that has been opened since last September helps to treat those who need care on Wind Street.

Speaking after Welsh Questions Geraint Davies said “The medical centre on Wind Street is saving NHS Wales and the Welsh Ambulance Service thousands of pounds a night, and relieving the pressure on Morriston A&E. This initiative should be rolled out across the NHS in Wales and UK wide in areas where there is a large amount of night life.

“I must congratulate the St John Ambulance volunteers who save the Welsh NHS £800 per person they treat, saving millions of pounds to the NHS and the time of Nurses and Doctors who are able to now concentrate on more serious cases. It also means that Ambulance services are able to attend those in urgent need elsewhere.

“We have all seen the headlines about the A&E crisis in England, and this is one of the many good things that is happening in Wales that the Westminster Government should look at.”

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