The Welsh Labour Government, led by Carwyn Jones, is cutting the NHS budget in Wales by more than £800 million over 5 years. That is around:
- £500,000 a day
- £20,000 per hour
- £5 a second
These cuts are piling the pressure on frontline services and dedicated, hardworking staff.
Wales is the only part of the UK where health spending is projected to decrease. While health budgets are protected in line with inflation elsewhere, Welsh Labour Government Ministers stubbornly refuse to do the same here.
In Wales, one in eight people are on an NHS waiting list, more people than ever are waiting over 36 weeks for a hospital appointments, and Category A emergency ambulance response times are routinely missed.
In Wales, urgent cancer waiting time targets have not been met since 2008; the Audit Office says there is a £395 million backlog of vital NHS estate repairs, and there are concerns that healthcare related infection rates are not being recorded.
The Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly have been calling for an urgent cash injection to revitalise the NHS and are committed to protecting the NHS budget in line with inflation.
*This web page was entirely funded by the Welsh Conservatives and no tax payer money was spent in its development or design.