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New care home to solve shortage of 'benefit beds'

Mon, 20 Jun 2016


Elderly people who are on benefits are being cared for in hospital or by family due to a lack of nursing home beds.

That’s according to the Department of Health and Social Care which says permission to buy a new privately built care home would help to alleviate the problem.

This week it will ask Tynwald to approve a spend of up to £8.1 million for the 68-bed facility on Sailsbury Street in Douglas.

Minister Howard Quayle says it would go some way to solving the current ‘crisis’ in care provision:

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