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Health boards' financial targets

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.

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NHS targets claim is 'Enron Economics' - Welsh Conservatives

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.

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– Andrew RT Davies AM, Welsh Conservatives leader

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