NDM6223 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Believes that good social care services play an essential role in keeping the NHS sustainable.
2. Notes that unpaid carers make a critical and unappreciated contribution towards ensuring the sustainability of health and social care and regrets the fall in the number of nights of respite care provided since 2011.
3. Believes that community hospitals could play a vital role in providing respite care, and in easing the transition back to community health settings for those who have required hospital settings.
4. Calls on the Welsh Government to reverse the practice of closing community hospitals and explore ways of restoring the availability of beds for use by both health and social care services.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 26/01/2017
Decision due: 1 Feb 2017 by Plenary
Lead member: Rhun ap Iorwerth AM