The Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales says he's confident that health boards have 'robust' plans for coping with winter emergency pressures. David Sissling acknowledged that Welsh hospitals have only just caught up with operations cancelled as a result of last winter.
Mr Sissling told members of the Assembly's Public Accounts Committee that last winter was a 'once in fifty years' event because of unprecedented bad weather. He said planning for the coming cold weather has been 'very rigorous, very thorough' and assumes that 'it could be like the previous winter.'
He told AMs that 'plans are robust and road tested' and that the NHS in Wales 'can go into winter with confidence.'
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