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Extra health services may move north

Dermatology services could be transferred to Ramsey

The possibility of specialist dermatology services being moved to Ramsey Cottage Hospital is being discussed.

A Tynwald Committee, examining the background to the transfer of endoscopy facilities to Noble's Hospital, has been told bringing the equipment south would enable more patients to be treated at a quicker rate. 

During the session, a claim that the equipment in question was lying inside a cupboard at Nobles was emphatically denied by  Health Minister Kate Beecroft and her Chief Executive Malcolm Couch.

Afterwards, Dr Couch was asked whether discussions on the future of the hospital at Ramsey had taken place:  

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