16 Feb 2016 Funding boost of £1.2 million for ARCH programme, to transform health of South West Wales

The ARCH Programme has received £1.2 million of funding from the Health Minister Mark Drakeford to continue their work to transform the health of the people of South West Wales.

ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) is a visionary partnership between ABMU and Hywel Dda health boards and Swansea University. The collaboration covers a population of 1 million people and six local authority areas. It aims to solve the challenges faced by the NHS in Wales through research, innovation and skills development - working across a regional footprint.

Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford said: "I welcome the health boards' commitment to jointly lead this collaboration, working closely with university and local authority partners.

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