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The Welsh Government has accused the Tories of trying "to talk the Welsh NHS down."
It comes after it emerged yesterday that figures obtained by English Conservative MP Simon Burns showed that the number of Welsh cancer patients travelling to England had nearly quadrupled in the last decade.
But Andrew RT Davies, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, told ITV News the figures were a further sign of the "lamentable way" the Welsh NHS is run.
The number of Welsh cancer patients travelling to England for treatment has nearly quadrupled in the last decade. Figures obtained by English Conservative MP Simon Burns shows that in 2003 - 2004 there were 4,298 admissions. By 2012 - 2013 that figure had reached 16,755.
The Welsh Government says these figures represent a small amount of the total cancer care for welsh patients, and that the vast majority receive treatment in Wales: