27th March 2019

Cover Letter



Heart screening saves lives and surely if there is a simple, pain free, easy to administer, time efficient, cost efficient method of diagnosing heart issues (on a sliding scale), preventing deaths or being able to treat sufferers sooner, this can only be a Win/Win.

The cost of a heart screening for a young person (charged by Welsh Hearts) is £65/person. Comparing this small fee to critical care for someone who has been previously undiagnosed but then needs all possible resources from the NHS, the route to take is clear.

We urge you to consider the evidence presented and move towards recommendation of this petition, for the rolling out of heart screening in young people across Wales.