Charges for A&E services on ‘long list of considerations’

Friday, July 15th, 2022 4:44pm

Manx Care CEO says move not needed ‘at this moment’

Manx Care doesn’t want to start charging people for attending the emergency department, but the policy is ‘on a long list of considerations’.

That’s from CEO, Teresa Cope, who says the board discussed the policy at its latest meeting in light of financial challenges.

It’s seen as a way to keep people from visiting the emergency department when they don’t need to, and a similar system is in place in Guernsey.

Mrs Cope, live on the Mannin Line this lunchtime, was asked if it could be introduced here:

Manx Radio: Isle of Man News