Wales to Get a Gender Clinic

Some excellent news for trans people in Wales this week. Stonewall Cymru reports that the Welsh Assembly has put aside £1 million for two new services: a gender clinic and a service for people with eating disorders. Currently all Welsh trans people have to travel to the massively-subscribed Charing Cross clinic in London, which is a huge financial burden on then.

What isn’t clear is how the new service will work. If they put it in Cardiff that will be great for folks in South Wales, but probably little better for someone living in Llandudno. A little thought is required in this respect.

Sadly it probably won’t be of any help to people in Bristol, even though it is just over the bridge. As it is being paid for by the Welsh government you will probably have to be resident in Wales to use it.