Three health boards remain in the red despite a marginal cut to deficits

(Title Image: Swansea Bay University Health Board)

The Betsi Cadwaladr, Hywel Dda and Swansea Bay health boards racked up a combined £92.1million budget deficit for the 2019-20 financial year.

The Chief Executive of NHS Wales, Dr Andrew Goodall, told the Senedd’s Public Accounts Committee that he was “very disappointed” at the financial performance of those health boards, but added that, “Eight out of eleven of our organisations will break even and seven out of eleven organisations have approved plans.”

The total health board deficit is £5.1million lower than 2018-19.