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Cardiff South and Penarth Assembly Member Vaughan Gething has welcomed the launch of the Welsh Labour Government’s new treatment fund.  The £80 million fun is being made available immediately.  The genuinely ground breaking fund will provide speedier access to new medicines for patients across Wales.

 

The fund was one of Welsh Labours key pledges at last year’s election.

 

Vaughan Gething AM said “I am delighted that less than a year from the election the Welsh Labour Government are moving quickly to implement this important policy pledge.”

 

“This fund will give patients across Cardiff South and Penarth access to innovative new medicines that support people with life-threatening conditions.”

 

“New medicines and treatments being developed constantly to treat a huge range of conditions.  This fund will help residents to access these treatments sooner, helping to remove uncertainties around funding.”

 

“This will make a huge difference to patients and their families across my constituency.

 

Health Boards across Wales including local health board Cardiff and Vale University Health Board will be given £12 million immediately, with a further £4 million being made available later.  The fund will provide additional support of £16 million annually. 

 

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Notes

Under the new system, all health boards in Wales will be required to make a NICE or AWMSG recommended medicine available no later than two months from the date the final guidance is published, shortening the maximum amount of time before which a health board must make a treatment available by a third.

Welsh Labour's New Treatment Fund

Cardiff South and Penarth Assembly Member Vaughan Gething has welcomed the launch of the Welsh Labour Government’s new treatment fund.  The £80 million fun is being made available immediately.  The...

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Christmas Wishes to all of Cardiff South & Penarth

Dear Friend,

This year I will not be sending hard copy cards. Instead I will be making a donation to Child of Hope, a Christian charity based in Uganda (www.childofhopeuganda.org). I recently visited the charity and they make a huge difference with incredibly vulnerable children. 

I will also be making a donation to the Trussell Trust in support of their campaign to ‘Stop UK Hunger’ (https://www.trusselltrust.org/)

Whatever you do this festive season I wish you every happiness and good luck for the year ahead.

Regards

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Christmas Wishes from Vaughan Gething AM

Christmas Wishes to all of Cardiff South & Penarth

 

Vaughan Gething AM for Cardiff South and Penarth is reminding residents to be aware of the hygiene ratings of restaurants and takeaways.

 

With the Christmas party season under way the Assembly member is reminding people to know the hygiene rating of anywhere they are eating.

 

Wales became the first country in the UK to introduce a mandatory food hygiene rating scheme in November 2013 when the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013 made it compulsory for all food businesses to publicly display their food hygiene rating on their premises, following food hygiene inspections.

 

The latest statistics shows 60.8% of food businesses in Wales have been awarded the highest (very good) rating – a five. This is an improvement from 45% just prior to the legislation coming into force.

 

Additionally New rules that came in to place at the end of November require takeaway food businesses to promote their food hygiene ratings on leaflets and menus which enable customers to order by phone or online.

 

Residents can find out the hygiene rating of establishments in Wales by visiting the Food Standards Agency website at http://ratings.food.gov.uk/search-a-local-authority-area/en-GB/Wales

 

Vaughan said. “Many of us will be enjoying an office party or food out with friends over the next few weeks. It is important that residents know that the hygiene rating of every establishment can be checked.”

 

 “Since the Welsh Labour Government became the first to introduce the food hygiene rating scheme in the UK, standards have been driven up significantly.  This will continue to happen if residents make themselves hygiene rating aware.”

 

 “The new rules on takeaway leaflets and websites offer extra protection to customers ordering food over the phone, or online, who will not have the opportunity to see the rating physically displayed in the premises before ordering.”

 

 

 

 

 

AM is reminding residents to be food “hygiene rating aware”

  Vaughan Gething AM for Cardiff South and Penarth is reminding residents to be aware of the hygiene ratings of restaurants and takeaways.   With the Christmas party season under way...


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