The long awaited first Gender Clinic for Wales will start to see patients in September, the Welsh government says.
The new service was first announced in 2017, and was originally due to start work last autumn.
closer to home
The Welsh government says the service will begin working with interested groups this month, to make sure everything is set up right.
“We are committed to continue to engage with our stakeholders as the new service evolves”, says the Welsh government’s Minister for Health, Vaughan Gething.
“Establishing the new Welsh Gender Service is the first step in enabling people to access services closer to home”.
Until now trans people in Wales have had to travel to Gender Identity Clinics outside the country, mainly in London.
frustrations and apologies
The new Welsh Gender Team will be based in St David’s hospital in Cardiff. There will also be local teams in each health board, and help to make services better in GP surgeries.
Picture Credits: Trans flag from Wiki Commons. Stethescope from Wiki Commons. (Comp. of the two by Transnews). Vaughan Gething, from the Welsh Assembly. St David’s Hospital from Google Maps.