– Elin Jones AM, Health Spokesperson
It seems we’ve been here before. This £82 million bailout comes after repeated assurances given to us by the Minister that Health Boards would break even.
The Minister also told the committee that three Health Boards may be allowed more at the end of the year through brokerage.
It shows that the government has simply not got a grip on the health service.
This time, the Minister has raided the capital budget to pay for this...
It’s becoming clear that there is a lack of financial planning and robust financial management as well, which will inevitable effect frontline services.
The NHS in Wales is getting a cash injection of £82 million. Health Minister Lesley Griffiths denies the extra money is a bailout. She says it'll help the health service meet 'unprecedented pressures' and maintain quality of care.