THE STATE of the Welsh NHS has come under scrutiny once again, with the Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS, taking aim at the Labour Party for allegedly slashing its budget.
In a recent statement, following remarks made by Labour’s Health Minister Eluned Morgan at the National Eisteddfod, George highlighted the budget reductions made by Labour. He claimed, “Labour have twice reduced the NHS budget in Wales – initially in 2012, and now again this year. There seems to be an indication of even more cuts looming.”
While the Welsh Government reportedly receives £1.20 for every £1 spent by England on health, George stated that only £1.05 is being invested by the Welsh Government. He criticised Labour’s priorities, suggesting a preference for administrative roles over medical professionals: “Labour appears to favour more politicians in Cardiff Bay than ensuring we have adequate nurses in our hospitals.”
This ongoing debate over the health budget comes at a critical time when many believe that the NHS in Wales needs enhanced support and funding to cater to the increasing needs of its population.
The Pembrokeshire Herald will continue to cover developments on this topic, striving to provide comprehensive updates on the future of the Welsh NHS.