Welsh NHS could face funding gap of £2.5bn by 2025/26

Pressures on the NHS in Wales mean it could face a funding gap of £2.5bn by 2025/26, according to a report by the Nuffield Trust think tank.

The report said pressure will be greater in areas with the fastest growth in people over the age of 65

The research suggests the shortfall - the result of 'rising costs' and 'tight' public finances - would occur if funding only rises in line with inflation after 2015/16.

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Welsh NHS could face £2.5bn black hole

Pressures on the NHS in Wales mean it could face a funding gap of £2.5bn by 2025/26, according to a report by the health think tank The Nuffield Trust.