GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed the news that the Welsh Labour Government is boosting funding for nurse and other health care training places for the sixth year running.

The Welsh Labour Government has announced an extra £15 million for a 13% increase in education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales in 2020-21. In total, £127.8 million will be invested in health professional education and training during 2020-21.

Rebecca Evans AM said:

“I am delighted that from April 2020, Wales will be training more nurses, midwives and other key healthcare professionals than ever before thanks to this sixth consecutive annual funding boost from the Welsh Labour Government.

“A well trained NHS workforce is vital for the sustainable, high quality health care we want to see across Gower and the rest of Wales.

“I am also pleased to see the continuing of the financial support which is available to trainee nurses in Wales. In Wales, unlike in England, we have maintained the NHS bursary for student nurses and allied health professionals. The Welsh Labour Government was absolutely right to keep paying the bursary in Wales and it demonstrates our commitment to the future of the nursing profession.”

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