New support for those recovering from long-term effects of coronavirus

Wrexham’s Member of the Senedd has backed a new £5m package of support aimed at supporting those suffering from the long-term effects of Covid-19.

Lesley Griffiths MS hopes constituents in Wrexham will be able to utilise the new programme – known as Adferiad (Recover) – which was recently unveiled by the Welsh Government.

The funding will be used to expand the provision of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and care for those living with the long-term effects of Covid-19, including long Covid.

Adferiad (Recover) is designed to stand by those who suffer from long Covid.  The scheme will be reviewed every six months and will continue to evolve and develop as more is learnt about the virus.

Lesley Griffiths MS said: “While many of us are starting to venture out once again as coronavirus restrictions gradually relax, we must remember the people still living with the long-term effects of Covid-19.”

“Long Covid is a potentially debilitating condition and I know there are constituents in Wrexham suffering.”

“Introducing this scheme demonstrates the Welsh Government and NHS Wales are committed to providing the best possible care for patients recovering from this dreadful virus.”

The aim of the approach in Wales is to minimise the number of referral points for people, providing clear signposts for people to support themselves where possible or ensuring that they are given access to specialised services where necessary following a consultation with their GP.

Targeting funding at pathways where patients can get personalised treatment for their needs, as well as ensuring care is provided as close to home as possible, are the key aims of the Welsh Government’s rehabilitation framework for COVID recovery.