Gareth Davies MS for the Vale of Clwyd highlighted in the Senedd the need for further mental health support for veterans.
Speaking in the Senedd, Gareth spoke of how a constituent from Rhyl was suffering with severe mental health problems and how there was a lack of recognition of his military service when being triaged. Although everyone's mental health is important, it is vital that the Welsh Government does more to recognise the service of those who served in the armed forces and ensure veterans are able to get the support they deserve.
Gareth also questioned the Welsh Government on why they have delayed delivering on their plans to bring forward recognition for veterans into the triage system so that mental and physical problems are treated with greater urgency.
Commenting, Gareth Said:
''Members and veterans of our armed forces put their lives on the line for the service of our country and it is essential that we recognise their service by ensuring they are supported in the NHS and care system. Although the Welsh Government has made some progress on ensuring veterans are recognised in the triage system, it is a shame that they are delaying the process which is proving to be a risk to their mental health. I am calling on the Welsh Government to act now''.