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Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board: NHS debt fear despite cash injection

Wales' health boards are struggling to balance their books as the financial year comes to a close.

The health board covering the largest area, Betsi Cadwaladr, says it could be almost £4m in the red, despite getting extra funding from the Welsh government in December.

A Welsh government spokesperson has said the health boards have a fixed budget to work within and they have a statutory duty to deliver services within it.

Prof Ceri Phillips, a health economist at Swansea University, told Peter Johnson on BBC Radio Wales that there had been unprecedented demand on health services lately.

NHS debt fear despite cash injection

  • 27 Mar 2013