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Health chiefs questioned by AMs

The National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee is hearing evidence from the Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales, David Sissling, and the Chief Executive of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, which plans to cut 380 posts by next March.

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We're still catching up after last winter - health chief

The Deputy Chief Executive of NHS Wales told AMs that hospitals are still catching up on a backlog caused by last year's 'unprecedented' winter pressures. Kevin Flynn told the the Public Accounts Committee that 2,600 operations were cancelled last winter to cope with emergency admissions.

He described last winter as a 'once in fifty years' event caused by a combination of extreme bad weather and demographic changes. The Chief Executive, David Sissling, told the committee that plans for this coming winter are 'robust.'

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