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Charges for A&E services on 'long list of considerations'

Manx Care CEO says move not needed 'at this moment'

Manx Care doesn't want to start charging people for attending the emergency department, but the policy is 'on a long list of considerations'.

That's from CEO, Teresa Cope, who says the board discussed the policy at its latest meeting in light of financial challenges.

It's seen as a way to keep people from visiting the emergency department when they don't need to, and a similar system is in place in Guernsey.

Mrs Cope, live on the Mannin Line this lunchtime, was asked if it could be introduced here:

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