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Ward short-staffed by seven nurses

Minister confident in long-term solution

Vacancies and staff absences mean a ward at Noble's Hospital is short-staffed by seven nurses.

But in Tynwald this morning, Health and Social Care Minister Howard Quayle said patient safety is still a top priority.

He faced questions about the problems facing Ward 5 from North Douglas MHK John Houghton.

Mr Quayle said bank staff are covering in the short term, but the situation is about to improve:

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