The Welsh health sector will not be immune from public spending cuts, the principality's Chief Nursing Officer told over 330 primary care nurses at this week's Nursing in Practice event in Cardiff.
The health capital budget will be the hardest hit, said Dr Jean White, with a 27.5% reduction expected.
Although the ruling Labour-Plaid Assembly Government has frozen NHS revenue funding next year, the cuts in capital spending and inflation would mean an overall real-terms cut of 7.6% over three years.
It wasn't all doom and gloom, however. Dr White went on to describe her vision for Welsh nursing care for the next five years, which included improvements in quality of service that reduce variation, waste and harm, as well as a cohesive, motivated and professional workforce.
All the presentations from NiP Cardiff, will be available shortly on this website.