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Patients were involved in ComCab tender

DHSC Minister says views of users recognised

The Health Minister says real patients' views were taken on board throughout the tender process for UK hospital taxi transfers.

Kate Beecroft told Tynwald yesterday she was aware of 'very few differences' in the new contract awarded to ComCab Liverpool, apart from a marginal variation in cost structuring.

The firm will take over operations from former providers Bridgewater next Monday.

As well as assurances that the service would remain as compassionate as ever, Mrs Beecroft gave this explanation of how the decision was made:

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