Travel for arthritis care 'disruptive'
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Long travel times for arthritis care disruptive, says AM

A lack of services for children with arthritis in Wales is putting a "massive strain" on families, a father from Pembrokeshire has said.

Eight-year-old Aimee from St Ishmaels has polyarticular juvenile arthritis and has to make a 230-mile (370 km) round trip to see an adult rheumatologist in Cardiff.

Two weeks ago, AMs backed calls for an improved service for children in Wales.

The Welsh Government said it was considering the issue.

North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd said long travel times to appointments were disruptive for children.

  • 24 Jul 2017
  • From the section Wales
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