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NHS to receive £40m boost to cope with winter pressures

The NHS in Wales will receive an extra £40m to help it cope with winter pressures on hospital services.

The money, which will come from financial reserves, is in response to increased demand over Christmas and the New Year.

The extra cash amounts to around 0.7% of the Welsh NHS budget of £6bn a year.

Critics, however, have described the move as "too little, too late".

BBC Wales political correspondent Daniel Davies reports.

  • 15 Jan 2015
  • From the section Wales
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