A Welsh Government spokesperson gave us this statement in response to the Wales Audit report into NHS finances;
The Wales Audit office recognises the achievement of NHS organisations in meeting their financial targets and that we have taken a prudent course of action to support them.
It is important to note that additional funding was not a bailout. The Health Boards were allowed to draw down a small percentage (0.2 %) of the future year's funding in order to provide some flexibility to manage their finances across the financial year end. As a condition of this flexibility, an exteral financial review of these organisations' financial plans has been commissioned.
– WELSH GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON
The statement went on to say;
We are investing more than 43 per cent of the total Welsh Government budget in Health and Social Services, despite significant cuts to our budget by the UK Government.