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Welsh Government buys warehouse for NHS Brexit supplies

The Welsh Government has bought a warehouse for NHS supplies as part of its Brexit planning.

The Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, confirmed the purchase today saying: "I am pleased to announce the acquisition of a warehouse in South East Wales to provide additional storage capacity for medical devices and clinical consumables to ensure there is a continuity of supply for Wales."

The Minister - who is outspoken in favour of remaining in the EU - said the items to be stored in the warehouse are 'critical'.

He added: "These are key products which could be impacted by potential changes to trading relations with the EU, if for example there should be a restricted flow of goods into the UK through border ports."

The location and cost of the warehouse has not been disclosed.

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