WQ92643 (e) Tabled on 26/04/2024

What additional funding has the Welsh Government provided to Hywel Dda University Health Board to improve its mental health services?

Answered by Minister for Mental Health and Early Years | Answered on 03/05/2024

We continue to provide sustained funding to health boards to provide mental health support. The mental health ring fence for all health boards has increased to £800m in 2024/25 (from £774m in 2023/24). For Hywel Dda University Health Board their annual allocation is £99.2m.

In 2023/24 the increases have included £26.5m allocated to health boards through Service Improvement Funding which has been used to support improvements in mental health services and we have also provided additional funding to support the roll out of NHS 111 press 2 for urgent mental health support. For Hywel Dda University Health Board, this has equated to an additional allocation of over £3.6m per annum.