Wales nurses fear cash crisis

News Wales, April 24, 2007
Nurses in Wales are concerned and distressed over NHS cash shortages. Tina Donnelly, Director RCN Wales, said: "We hope the Welsh Assembly Government will now acknowledge the concern and distress which this dash for financial balance is causing amongst nurses and patients. Two years ago, we issued our first warning about the scale and impact of the cash crisis facing the NHS. Now financial problems continue to dog the NHS. It is vital that patients come first when balancing NHS budgets." Ms Donnelly was responding to research by BBC Wales that the NHS in Wales is continuing to spiral into debt with a forecast overspend of £33 million for the last 12 months.