– Andrew RT Davies AM, Welsh Conservatives leader
At best the Welsh Labour Government’s claims of a ‘remarkable achievement’ are misleading. At worst they are completely false. It is more than clear that three health boards have been given last-minute additional funding. It is wrong to claim that all have broken even, if money has been brought forward from next year’s budget. This is effectively a loan. It is definitely a bail-out. This kind of ‘Enron economics’ is absolutely unforgivable.
The Welsh Government says organisations running the NHS in Wales have met this year's financial targets. It had been predicted the boards would still face a shortfall despite a £145m 'final' bailout from the Welsh Government last October.