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NHS in Wales facing £2.5bn funding gap, says research

The NHS in Wales is facing a £2.5bn funding gap in the next 10 years, according to new research.

The Nuffield Trust has predicted demand on the NHS will outstrip the money it receives by 2025.

It would be the equivalent to more than 43% (two-fifths) of its current budget.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford said the report, commissioned by the Welsh government, recognised long-term savings could be made if services continue to be reformed.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 17 Jun 2014
  • From the section Wales
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