If the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board cut just 5% of its £1.1 BILLION budget it would realise £50 million in savings, this is a quarter of the £220 million that Plaid Cymru estimate the block grant will be cut by next year. The BCU Health Board is just the tip of the iceberg there are another 6 Health Boards which are likely to be just as wasteful not to mention the 22 Local Authorities.
As Brian Morgan says in his excellent article in the Western Mail recently,
"Is it not time we changed tack and accepted “the folly of pumping ever more government expenditure into unreformed public services”? We now need to step back and ask the fundamental question: is it not time we changed the way we do things in Wales?
There are other links to articles and blogs here and here
Irrespective of which party we support and which party is in government we should not be condoning waste and inefficiency and we should start addressing the problem NOW and not next April when the cuts come in.