In response to the Health Minister’s announcement of a £82m contingency fund for struggling health boards, Dawn Bowden, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health, said:
Clearly, the quality and standards of the NHS in Wales is of the utmost importance to us all.
The NHS and NHS workers in Wales are under enormous and ever increasing pressures. We know that our members strive day in and day out to deliver the best possible care for patients.
UNISON agrees that the contingency funding announced today by the Health Minister will help our members to continue to provide a service they are proud of and so we welcome this decision.
We know that this is not a ‘bail out’, but is a logical and rational response to the demands that the Welsh NHS is currently facing.”
More top news
The story of 1 of almost 100 puppies rescued from the illegal dog trade is being used to highlight the "shocking realities" of the industry.
The warning is valid until 11.00am
GPs say they have not been consulted by health boards about winter plans and as a result they may not be as robust as they could be