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Taxi firm 'extremely disappointed' by DHSC

Patient transfer service loses contract again

A Liverpool taxi firm which provided hospital transfers for Manx patients says it's 'disappointed' to have its ties with government cut.

Bridgewater Transfers has carried out the specialist taxi journeys for a number of years, under an agreement with the Department of Health and Social Care.

But after a tender process last year, the company says it's now been informed, via email, that the contract has been lost.

It echoes a similar decision by the DHSC in 2010 ago, which was quickly reversed after a public outcry.

An online petition to Tynwald members has now been launched - and garnered more than a thousand signatures.

Bridgewater boss Mike Jenkins says it's a major blow for business:

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