ED and MEDS seeing ‘winter levels of demand in summer’

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 6:34am

Manx Care blames lack of availability at GPs

The emergency department at Noble’s Hospital and the out of hours GP service are seeing ‘winter levels of demand in summer’.

Manx Care has reported a 40 per cent rise in demand for ED – while calls to MEDS are up 60 per cent.

It’s believed a lack of availability at local surgeries is forcing patients to seek treatment at the hospital.

Director of operations Oliver Radford says extra funds are being used to take the pressure off GPs:

Manx Radio: Isle of Man News