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National Secular Society's call over NHS faith care funding

Figures obtained by the National Secular Society suggest the NHS in Wales spends £1.3m on providing religious and spiritual care to patients and staff.

The care could range from parents requiring a christening for their seriously ill children, to nurses or doctors seeking someone impartial to talk to.

Members of the society believe this could be funded through a charitable trust and the NHS money could be used to pay for doctors, nurses and life-saving drugs.

Sonia Mathur reports

  • 20 Apr 2012
  • From the section Wales