– Elin Jones, Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister
The figures are alarming and show how vital it is that the Health Minister finally takes a hold of this situation.
The austerity cuts being imposed on the public sector by the Tory-Lib Dem government are now being felt in the NHS.
This crisis has been mounting for some time, despite the Minister’s assurances that bailouts to LHBs have ended.
She now needs to be honest about the scale of the problem.
The Wales Audit Office warns that a prediction from NHS bodies of an end-of-year deficit of around £70m could be even higher.