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Stressed doctors and nurses on the rise

Numbers revealed in Keys question response

More than 70 front-line healthcare staff in the Island were signed off work due to stress and other mental illnesses in the past year.

Sixty-seven nurses and 10 doctors took absence citing stress, anxiety and depression over the 12-month period. 

The figures for 2014-15 are higher than those in the previous five years.

A total of 345 absences on the same grounds have been recorded since 2010.

The news comes in response to a question for written answer from Onchan MHK Zac Hall, put to Health Minister Howard Quayle in the House of Keys this week.

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