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MINISTER FOR HEALTH LESLEY GRIFFITHS SUPPORTS TREAT TRUST WALES

REPRESENTATIVES of TREAT Trust Wales met with Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Health & Social Services at Morriston Hospital recently. The meeting was facilitated by Paul Stauber, Director of Planning at Morriston and the TREAT delegation included Melanie and Mike Davies - TREAT’s founders – and Morriston Consultant spinal surgeon Iona Collins.

 

TREAT gave the Minister an overview of their project to date and then explained how they intend to realise their vision with an injection of new fund raising ideas and new project team members.

Melanie Davies who is paraplegic as a result of a motorcycle accident at the age of 15, presented Ms Griffiths with a copy of her book “Never Say Die”, which the Minister said she was looking forward to read as it was “an inspiration to all”. Ms Griffiths said that she was interested to hear about the support TREAT’s proposed facility would give to the NHS in Wales and about the Davies’ commitment to TREAT Trust Wales for the provision of a pioneering centre delivering these services.

Iona Collins’s message to the Minister was clear – “There are excellent rehabilitation facilities for military personnel after their acute phases of treatment” she said. “For the NHS and the public at large there are none. TREAT aims to redress this balance”.

“Ms Griffiths was undoubtedly impressed by our presentation and promised to watch the project closely as it develops further” Mike Davies TREATs Chairman was happy to announce.

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths said:

“It was inspiring to meet Melanie and members of the TREAT Trust Wales team. Their vision to improve the lives of people who need rehabilitation after life-changing injuries will be realised measure for measure with their enthusiasm and drive to succeed

 “I will chart the progress of this ambitious project with interest and wish them the best of luck in this incredibly worthwhile venture.”

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