Free sanitary products to be offered to patients in Welsh hospitals

Free sanitary products are to be offered to patients in hospitals across Wales.

The Health Secretary said the Welsh Government was committed to ensuring everyone in Wales is able to access essential period products. It follows last week’s announcement by NHS England that free tampons and other sanitary products will be offered in hospitals.

“We have already committed more than £1m to tackle period poverty in our schools and communities. I want to ensure all women admitted to hospital in Wales can access these essential products.” said Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething.

“It’s unacceptable for anyone not to be able to access essential period products because they can’t afford them, particularly when they are receiving treatment in hospital.”

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