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Healthcare management to cost £3.5m per year

Manx Care leadership to include 19 positions

Managing the Isle of Man's healthcare services will cost more than £3.5million per year.

New structures are being put in place as part of Manx Care - the board set up to run health separately from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Sir Jonathan Michael's review of the DHSC, published last year, recommended setting up a body outside the department to run the health services on the Island.

As a result, Manx Care is due to be fully up and running by April next year, with chairman Andrew Foster CBE already appointed.

Minister David Ashford was asked to publish more details about the management structure and budget, confirming the annual cost including limited term additional resources will be £3,536,123.

The proposed management structure of Manx Care would be made up of 19 posts - 13 of which are new, including four non-executive board members, a finance director and chief executive officer.

Seven board sub-committees will oversee various aspects of Manx Care, such as finance, public and patient involvement, and workforce and culture.

The leadership within the DHSC also gains three new directors, including a director of quality, safety & engagement.

The Department says the costs are estimated and are still undergoing review and refinement.

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