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Doubts over benefits from Public Health Wales projects

More than £1m of public money was spent on "harebrained" health projects in Wales that were unlikely to be of any benefit, it has emerged.

Experts cast doubt on the benefit of schemes, such as a £655,000 a year cooking bus and anti-smoking projects costing thousands.

Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar questioned Welsh government funding "harebrained schemes" and told BBC Wales the money could have been spent better.

Dr Pat Riordan, director of the health and healthcare improvement division at Public Health Wales, admitted things will have to be done differently.

She spoke to Oliver Hides, after listening to Mr Millar's comments.

'No benefit' health projects concern

  • 27 Sep 2013
  • From the section Wales