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Southlands' patients to be moved to Douglas today

Tue, 28 Aug 2012

The Gansey Unit in Southlands has been forced to shut
The Gansey Unit in Southlands has been forced to shut

Eight patients from the Gansey Unit of the Southlands' care home will be transferred to a facility in Douglas today.

The temporary move was announced last week after a major shortage of staff at the Port Erin site was confirmed.

It's anticipated that the patients will be relocated to Thie Meanagh in Douglas for a month while an urgent search for suitable staff is conducted.

The Department of Social Care has admitted the lack of staff has been a concern for some time and there aren't suitable candidates ready to fill the vacancies within the Isle of Man.

Annual holiday and sick leave have been blamed for the current state of affairs.

Malew MHK Graham Cregeen told us more:

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