The Welsh Assembly has announced that from April 1st, everybody in Wales will be entitled to FREE PRESCRIPTIONS. This is very welcome news
At present, a very small minority of the population has to pay for each item prescribed. They are people who are working and who are already paying over the odds for the NHS via their National Insurance contributions. They are the very people whom we need to keep healthy to be able to carry on working to support all the pensioners and the folks on benefits, and the children and the permanently sick.
I know that when I was working, I would stand in the queue at the chemist’s shop and be the only one having to fork out, sometimes for three or four items, all charged separately.
However, the other side of the coin is that some treatments which are funded by the NHS for patients in other parts of the UK are not available to people in Wales.
Time will tell….