Plaid - NHS only 'broke even' through bailouts and cutbacks

Plaid Cymru has criticised the Welsh Government's claim that local health boards have made a 'remarkable achievement' by meeting financial targets. Plaid’s health spokesperson, Elin Jones said:

The remarkable achievement will be when LHBs are able to break even without having to close services or rely on additional funding like the £145m they had over the past financial year. Plaid Cymru wants to see an NHS that doesn’t have to spend the last 3 months of every financial year in funding crisis having to cancel operations and close services.

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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.