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Minister doesn't expect travel budget problems

Cha nel Shirveishagh jerkal rish doilleeidyn lesh claare argidoil son troailt

Ashford aa-scrutaghey lowanse aaght son surransee Vannin

Cha nel yn Shirveishagh Slaynt credjal dy jig eiyrtys mooar er argid e rheynn ass bishaghey yn argid chebbit da surransee goll gys y Reeriaght Unnaneysit son quaaltyssyn.

Ren David Ashford jeeraghey ayns soie yn Chiare as Feed Jemayrt (16 Mee Averil) dy vel eh er hirrey son y lowanse t'ayn nish dy ve aa-scrutit, er-yn-oyr nagh vel eh er ny chaghlaa neayr's 2004.

Ta mysh 17,000 livrey harrish surransee reaghIt ec y Rheynn Slaynt as Kiarail y Theay dagh blein.

Agh ta Mnr Ashford gra nagh jean ooilley jeusyn shoh feme aaght fud ny hoie.

AS DAVID ASHFORD : Well, bentyn rish costyssyn mooarey, s'baghtal eh dy beagh orrin eh jeeaghyn er ny vees yn eiyrtys shen. Ta paart dy earrooyn toshee aym. Foddee nagh vel eh cho mooar 'sy skeim ooilley cooidjagh son Slaynt as Kiarail y Theay as yinnagh kuse dy leih smooinaghtyn, ny earrooyn toshee t'aym roym's . . .

AS JOHN MOSS : Ta shin loayrt. . . er-lhiam dy loayr oo tammylt beg er-dy-henney, 7,000  livrey harrish 'sy vlein ny red ennagh . . .

AS DAVID ASHFORD : 17,000. Nish smooinee er, nagh vel ooilley jeusyn feme tannaghtyn fud ny hoie, John – shen ard-chooish lane-scanshoil. Ayns rieughid she corrillagh beg jeusyn as t'eh er sleih dy firrinagh tannaghtyn fud ny hoie. Ta'n chooid smoo dy leih goll magh 'sy voghrey as cheet back 'sy fastyr beg, ny cheet back 'sy fastyr.    

 

Ashford reviewing accommodation allowance for Manx patients

The Health Minister doesn't believe increasing the funding offered to patients travelling to the UK for appointments will have a big impact on his department's finances.

David Ashford confirmed in Tuesday's sitting of the House of Keys (16 April)  that he's asked for the current allowance to be reviewed, as it hasn't been changed since 2004.

Around 17,000 patient transfers are arranged by the Department of Health and Social Care each year.

However, Mr Ashford says not all of these will need overnight accommodation:
 

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