Wednesday 18 June 2014

Hello Again, Cinderella

So, overall spending on the Welsh NHS has gone up but the amount spent specifically on mental health has gone down.

The genuine concern of the Welsh Government (yes, I believe they are genuine, though they are also of course fully responsible for this spending pattern) is betrayed by the inexorable prejudice which drives planners and commissioners to see mental health services as a lesser priority in comparison with physical health.

"Together for mental health"? Words, even some progress, but, as I have said repeatedly, not as important as protecting the resources - and they haven't been protected.