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'High cost' of agency staff putting pressure on Manx Care budgets

Efforts to find permanent staff for 'understaffed service'

Manx Care says it needs to amplify permanent recruitment of skilled medical staff in order to stop pressure on its budgets.

It's contending with the 'high cost' of using agency staff and locums.

Non-executive director Nigel Wood says whilst this is a 'fantastic relief' to an understaffed service it can't be maintained.

He claims 'innovative solutions' are needed to get people to join the service and stay put – especially after the pressure of Covid-19:

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