Renewed commitment from Welsh Government
British Heart Foundation Cymru is looking forward to continuing its close work with the Welsh Government to implement its refreshed Heart Conditions Delivery Plan which is published today. Produced in partnership with the Welsh Government, the All Wales Cardiac Network and BHF Cymru, this report is the result of the inclusive approach undertaken by the Government, clinicians and the third sector in Wales.
Ruth Coombs, Head of BHF Cymru, said: “We are delighted at the renewed commitment from the Welsh Government to those with and those at risk of a heart condition in Wales and we look forward to continuing our work together to implement this plan and measure its outcomes”.
“We are particularly encouraged by the Welsh Government’s whole of life course approach to cardiac care to include children and young people, which is emphasised here”.
“There is still a lot of work that remains to be done and investment in research into the treatment of cardiovascular conditions must remain a priority in Wales”.
“We also know from our work in Wales that prompt, timely access to Cardiac Rehabilitation for heart failure patients is vital and that more patients must be able to access these services”.
Each month in Wales, 750 people will lose their lives to heart and circulatory disease – and 200 of these will be younger than 75 years old.
The BHF is committed to funding half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years which will be central to discovering vital treatments for people living with heart and circulatory conditions.