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Care home purchase 'common sense'

Minister pleased with purchase

A new care home in Douglas isn't an offer to be sniffed at.

That's according to Health Minister Howard Quayle, who says the government's acquisition of a site on Salisbury Street will ease the burden on hospitals and taxpayers.

Tynwald this week approved the purchase of the £8.1 million fully-fitted home - which will contain 40 fixed-price affordable beds.

A tender process for the home's management is due to commence next month.

Mr. Quayle said buying it was a 'common sense' move:

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