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IoM MRI scan waiting times twice that of UK average

Plans to cut the wait, says minister

Health Minister Howard Quayle says the Island can’t afford to take on extra medical staff to offer MRI scans at weekends.

This admission came as Mr Quayle also revealed patients in the Isle of Man currently have to wait twice as long as the UK average for an MRI. 

Today in the House of Keys he faced a question from Onchan MHK Zac Hall on the issue. 

Mr Quayle said the scanner was only available 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday because of staffing and funding pressures. 

But he said planned changes will improve the service:

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