Labour Government’s workforce planning crisis hitting nursing home places

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Plaid Cymru has warned that the Labour Government’s failure to properly plan and manage the health and care workforce is hitting nursing home places.
This comes after new figures revealed that the number of nursing home places had fallen by more than 400 in Wales over the last three years. Care Forum Wales said many operators struggled to recruit nurses, with some forced to close.
Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health Rhun ap Iorwerth said:
“The Welsh Government’s failure to properly plan and manage the health and care workforce is hitting services hard.
“Some new training places have been announced recently, but this isn’t a problem that’s happened overnight, and Government has been far too slow responding.
“Labour’s squeeze on Council budgets has hit social care capacity – and losing nursing home places just puts more pressure on the health service.
“Plaid Cymru has always been clear that we should properly integrate health and social care services – and both the health and care elements need to be properly staffed. Or it won’t work.”

Plaid Cymru has warned that the Labour Government’s failure to properly plan and manage the health and care workforce is hitting nursing home places.

This comes after new figures revealed that the number of nursing home places had fallen by more than 400 in Wales over the last three years. Care Forum Wales said many operators struggled to recruit nurses, with some forced to close.

Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health Rhun ap Iorwerth said:

“The Welsh Government’s failure to properly plan and manage the health and care workforce is hitting services hard.

“Some new training places have been announced recently, but this isn’t a problem that’s happened overnight, and Government has been far too slow responding.

“Labour’s squeeze on Council budgets has hit social care capacity – and losing nursing home places just puts more pressure on the health service.

“Plaid Cymru has always been clear that we should properly integrate health and social care services – and both the health and care elements need to be properly staffed. Or it won’t work.”

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