Welsh NHS deficit risk

The Wales Audit Office warns that a prediction from NHS bodies of an end-of-year deficit of around £70m could be even higher.

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Welsh health service could end up £131m in the red - watchdog report

The Welsh NHS could end the financial year £131.4 million in the red, according to the spending watchdog the Wales Audit Office. Its report says the best case scenario would see local health boards ending the financial year £46 million over budget.

The most likely scenario, according to the WAO, is that the combined overspend will be £69.6 million. In a letter to Assembly Members, the Auditor General for Wales, Huw Vaughan-Thomas warns that it'll be a 'major challenge' just to contain the overspending.

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