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Healthcare funds 'still too low' says DHSC minister

DHSC given extra £8.25m in this year's Budget

The funds provided to run the Island's healthcare services are still too low.

That's the belief of Health Minister Lawrie Hooper who's told a Tynwald committee a multi-year funding agreement would improve the situation.

Mr Hooper had to ask Tynwald for an extra £10m for Manx Care earlier this year, while the board has since been given an additional £8.25m as part of this year's budget with a further £5m contingency fund should additional pressures arise.

But the minister says the healthcare provider is still underfunded:

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