Minister to ask Tynwald for extra help
The Health and Social Care Minister says an inability to recruit permanent staff has been a major factor in the latest overspend by her Department.
Kate Beecroft will ask Tynwald to stump up £11.1 million of extra cash during this month's sitting.
The DHSC budget - currently set at around £198.4 million - has now been exceeded for several consecutive years.
Last year the Department, then headed by Howard Quayle, overspent by £9.9 million.
Mrs Beecroft says whilst 'there are still efficiencies to be made', she believes the Department does need additional money to maintain its level of service.