Local AM welcomes news that free sanitary products to be offered to patients in NHS Wales
Local Assembly Member Dawn Bowden AM has welcomed a Welsh Labour Government announcement that free sanitary products will be available to all women in Welsh hospitals.
This announcement will ensure that everyone in Wales is able to access essential period products. We have already committed more than £1m to tackle period poverty in our schools and communities.
Currently the provision of sanitary products for hospital inpatients varies across Wales as each health board has their own policy.
Dawn Bowden AM said ““Patients should expect to receive the best possible care in comfort and dignity. It is excellent news that policy will be implemented as soon as possible.”
“It is clearly 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.”
“I am contacting both Local Health Boards to find out how they will be implementing this as quickly as possible”.