WQ92358 (e) Tabled on 27/03/2024

How is the Cabinet Secretary working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to address the fact that there are no sexual health clinics held in Conwy county?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care | Answered on 09/04/2024

Health boards have responsibility for the planning and provision of services for their local population.

The sexual health clinic in Colwyn Bay closed at the beginning of the pandemic but sexual health clinics are available in Denbighshire and Gwynedd (Bodelwyddan and Ysbyty Gwynedd respectively) and accessible by public transport.

A free, confidential online test and post service is available to everyone in Wales over 16 via Sexual Health Wales (https://www.shwales.online)

Public Health Wales is working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to introduce community testing kits, which will be available from a range of settings determined by local need. 

Condom Card schemes, which provide free condoms and sexual health information to young people aged 13 to 25 are available at 13 sites in Conwy.