Welsh Health spending falling behind

Health spending graph
Annual health spending per head in both England and Wales is now about £2,000 Credit: Wales Audit Office

The Wales Audit Office report on the Welsh NHS shows how Wales is falling behind the other home nations in health spending. England will soon be ahead of Wales in terms of spending per head, Northern Ireland already spends more and Scotland has always done so.

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