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Health boards in Wales 'fail to plan budgets,' report claims

Local health boards across Wales are failing to plan their budgets effectively, leading to an over-reliance on bailouts from the Welsh government, a report claims.

The National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee says some health boards in Wales start the financial year without a plan to break even and some produced savings targets without a realistic strategy to achieve them.

Aled Roberts, a Liberal Democrat member of the committee, told Huw Thomas on BBC Radio Wales they were surprised at the apparent lack of planning.

  • 19 Feb 2013