06 Dec 2016 ARCH joins UWTSD & Lampeter Rotary Club host Rural Health and Community Wellbeing event
ARCH has joined an event hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in association with Lampeter Rotary Club to raise awareness of what has been done and is proposed for Rural Health and Community Wellbeing in Mid Wales, following the introduction of the Welsh Government’s Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
The event featured a mix of static displays with formal presentations from various speakers representing the 'Mid Wales Healthcare Collaborative', looking after the interests of Ceredigion, Powys and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
The aim of the collaborative was to redefine how policies and services can improve the health and wellbeing of those living in rural communities, one stated aim of which is to establish an additional clinic within the local area to dramatically reduce waiting times for patients in mid Wales.
Consultant ophthalmologist Mr Manoj Kulshrestha, Wales’ first Reader in Rural Health and Community Wellbeing, was a key speaker together with UWTSD’s Roger Maidment, Dean of Faculty of Business and Management.
Representatives from Ceredigion County Council also outlined its five year local plan and report on its recent wellbeing survey.
ARCH principal project manager Lee Elwell spoke about the unique collaboration between ABM and Hywel Dda University health Boards and Swansea University which aims to improve the health, wealth & wellbeing of South West Wales.
The unique, free event in Lampeter gave healthcare professionals, local care organisations and the general public an opportunity to learn what is being done to improve and promote health and wellbeing in the area.