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Outcry at Bridgewater taxi contract loss

Departmental member alerted by social media

A petition calling on the Manx government to reinstate a long-standing contract for patient transfers in the north-west of England has reached almost 1,300 signatures.

It's emerged Bridgewater, which has provided the specialist taxi runs for the best part of 20 years, recently lost out in a tender process with the Department of Health and Social Care.

The case has provoked outcry from Manx patients, who say the level of care is unmatched.

Grace Teare started the petition and departmental member Clare Bettison MHK is claiming it could have been handled better after finding out the news on social media.

You can find the petition here.

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