The Welsh Government says more than £1.1bn in additional investment has been made in NHS Wales over the last two years.
It says the health budget has increased by more than 9% since 2013-14, which is equivalent to an extra £178 being spent on health for every person in Wales.It is now said to be the largest it has been and accounts for 46% of the Welsh Government’s total annual budget.
Over the course of the last 17 years, the Welsh NHS is seeing more people than ever before; it is referring more people to hospital-based services; it is providing faster access to diagnostic services and it is providing faster, more effective care, using the most advanced treatments available.
Performance in some areas is still not at the level we would like it to be in all areas but improvements have and continue to be made. I am determined to ensure performance continues to improve across the NHS.”
VAUGHAN GETHING AM, DEPUTY HEALTH MINISTER