Health Minister Mark Drakeford
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Welsh NHS: Health minister defends tough budgets

The NHS in Wales is still receiving investment despite cut backs, Health Minister Mark Drakeford insists.

He spoke out after it was revealed that top civil servants issued a stark warning about the impact of cash shortages facing the health service.

They say ministers' decision to impose a tough budget settlement on the Welsh NHS in recent years is making the delivery of current services "exceptionally difficult".

Mr Drakeford told BBC Wales political reporter Daniel Davies that a review taking place this summer would determine whether the health service needed more money.

  • 30 Jul 2013
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