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Minister fights to improve DHSC morale

Shirveishagh streeu dy hareaghey creeaght 'sy Rheynn Slaynt as Kiarail y Theay

Ass-enish y wirran costal £6.5 millioon da'n rheynn 

Ren ass-enish y wirran costal £6.5 millioon da'n rheynn slaynt nurree, t'eh er ny hoilshaghey magh.

Ren yn Shirveishagh Slaynt David Ashford feeraghey ny fysseree tra hie eh roish Bing Tinvaal Aa-Scrutaghey Polasee er Cooishyn Sheshoil Jemayrt (31ed Jerrey Souree).

Ren fwirran slaynt gobbraghey ooilley cooidjagh 100,000 oor nurree.

Jeusyn shen, va 6,500 caillt er-coontey ass-enish - as yn foill son corrillagh jeu currit er preays 'sy voayl obbree.

Ta Mnr Ashford gra dy vel creeaght share ec y wirran lane-femoil dy chur er y Rheynn Slaynt as Kiarail y Theay ve ny ailleyder co-hirreydagh.

Dinsh eh da Radio Vannin dy vel streeu noi preays 'sy voayl obbree lane-scanshoil da shen.

AS MNR ASHFORD : Fer jeh ny reddyn scanshoil, shen geaishtagh rish y wirran, geaishtagh rish ny ta'n oyr son eaghtyryn preays, as reuyrey sheese as feddyn magh vel cooishyn cadjin ayn, as my vees, streeu rish ny doilleeidyn shen eddin ry eddin. Agh chammah's shen t'eh mychione co-obbraghey rish dagh fer er-lheh, as tra ta sleih cheet dy ve ching, vel shen er-coontey preays ny red ennagh elley, dy vel raad kiart ayn dy chur cooney da'n pheiagh shen dy chosney back gys chymmyltaght y voayl obbree.

 

Staff absences cost department £6.5 million

Staff absences cost the health department £6.5 million last year, it's been revealed.

Health Minister David Ashford confirmed the figures when he appeared before Tynwald's Social Affairs Policy Review Committee on Tuesday (31 July).

Health staff worked a collective 100,000 hours last year.

Of those, six and a half thousand were missed due to absences - a proportion of which were blamed on workplace stress.

Mr Ashford says better staff morale is essential to make the DHSC a competitive employer.

He told Manx Radio fighting workplace stress is key to that:
 

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