Isle of Man News - POSTED Wed 18-04-2018

Empty nursing beds costing £360K

by TH

Empty nursing beds costing £360K - picture

Empty beds in a Douglas nursing home has cost government £360,573.

That's according to the Health and Social Care Minister who released the figure in response to a Tynwald question.

Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper asked David Ashford how many unoccupied beds there were at Sailsbury Street Nursing Home.

Sailsbury Street opened on May 8th last year – to break even the department requires average occupancy to be at 75 per cent over the five-year agreement with the operator.

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