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NHS consultants bill is £10m

Tynwald given figure by health minister

Nearly £10 million will be spent on consultants at Noble's Hospital this year.

The information was given to East Douglas MHK John Joughin in Tynwald this week - after he asked the Health Minister Howard Quayle to outline the expense to the public purse.

Forty-seven consultants will cost the department £210,634 each, including allowances and 'on costs' like National Insurance.

Once filled, seven vacant posts will add approximately £1.5 million to the overall figure.

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