Dawn Bowden MS, Welsh Labour’s Member of the Senedd for Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney, has welcomed the announcement from the Welsh Labour Government that a specialist endometriosis nurse has been appointed in both Cwm Taf Morgannwg and Aneurin Bevan University Health Boards to improve services for the chronic condition which affects one in ten women.
The posts are being funded by a £1m per annum investment from the Welsh Labour Government as part of wider plans to improve women’s health services.
Welcoming the new announcement, Dawn Bowden MS said:
“I welcome the announcement by the Welsh Labour Government that new specialist endometriosis nurses have been appointed in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg and Aneurin Bevan University Health Boards.
“One in ten women are affected by Endometriosis, causing serious pain and impacting their quality of life. These appointments will help raise awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of this serious condition.
“I am determined to see endometriosis patients in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney get the services they require and deserve.”
The appointments were made via the Women’s Health Implementation Group (WHIG), which was set-up by the Welsh Government in 2018, with a budget of up to £1m a year to deliver schemes to improve women’s health services.
All nurses are now in place and will spend time with patients and clinicians to improve services. They will also work together to share best practice and ensure a consistent level of services across Wales.
In addition, the WHIG have developed a dedicated website for patients and the Nurses to use. Endometriosis Cymru includes personal accounts from women across Wales and a symptom tracker which could become a diagnosis tool for patients and clinicians to speed up diagnosis and treatment