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Following opposition criticism of the news that three health boards overspent their budgets last year, the Welsh Government has issued the following statement:
Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar says the news that three health boards failed to keep within their budgets is 'an unprecedented embarrassment to Carwyn Jones.' He said,
The Welsh Government says NHS spending in Wales has been brought under control, despite a warning from the Auditor General over three health boards which overspent their budgets. Health Minister Mark Drakeford said,
He's told health boards that they will not be bailed out if they fail to keep within budget. Regarding the three which have overspent, he said, 'this must be addressed.'
Three health boards which overspent their budgets have been given an unprecedented 'qualified' sign-off by the Auditor General for Wales.
The boards are Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Powys Teaching Health Board.
Two other boards - Betsi Cadwaladr and Cwm Taf - only managed to stay within budget by receiving extra funds from the Welsh Government.
The Auditor General, Huw Vaughan Thomas, said: