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It seems the efforts to turn things around have failed. Waiting times are going up, costs are up. 

Maybe we need to accept that the current 'free' service based on the UK model is totally unsustainable? 

There seem to be more effective models around the world that don't have excessive waiting times. Should we adopt one of those?

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A properly ring fenced Health fund which Government can't get their grubby mits on would be a good start. Lack of funding is not the whole story, mismanagement and financial irresponsibility are rife in the Health Service !

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1 hour ago, asitis said:

A properly ring fenced Health fund which Government can't get their grubby mits on would be a good start. Lack of funding is not the whole story, mismanagement and financial irresponsibility are rife in the Health Service !

IOMG seem to have a major misunderstanding with the poles apart difference between overspending (which is how they refer to it) and their total inability to fund it properly in the first place. Aside from nearly 3 years under threat from Covid, although they acknowledge we are an ageing population, they don't realistically budget for it....hence the cry of Overspending, it's not, it's a common sense response to the needs of those who fall ill...simple.

 

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2 hours ago, asitis said:

A properly ring fenced Health fund which Government can't get their grubby mits on would be a good start. Lack of funding is not the whole story, mismanagement and financial irresponsibility are rife in the Health Service !

Not just in the Health Service

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Is it fair to say it's failed just a year after it's been reshaped this way?

I'm not saying your concerns aren't valid but I would have thought they'd have needed much more time (and a full compliment of staff) to change things.

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The stories I've heard about how the board conduct themselves, it is no surprise that it is now failing in a public capacity. Manx Care/its leadership is full of self interest and conducted in a same capacity that Alf would say was the 'old way of the civil service'.

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4 hours ago, 0bserver said:

It seems the efforts to turn things around have failed. Waiting times are going up, costs are up. 

Maybe we need to accept that the current 'free' service based on the UK model is totally unsustainable? 

There seem to be more effective models around the world that don't have excessive waiting times. Should we adopt one of those?

The "model" of free healthcare isn't the problem. Chronic underfunding and mismanagement is. It's an embarassment compared to the likes of Iceland, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland etc.

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42 minutes ago, HeliX said:

The "model" of free healthcare isn't the problem. Chronic underfunding and mismanagement is. It's an embarassment compared to the likes of Iceland, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland etc.

Well you could be in Channel Islands where you pay to see a doctor & if you attend A&E with sliding scale depending on time you attend & what treatment you need & pensioners have to pay!!

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You know MC has only been operating the NHS here for 15 months. It inherited a broken system in the midst of a pandemic.

Its taken some good initiatives, but it’s like the proverbial oil tanker, it takes forever to stop or turn around. Give them a chance. There’s a UK wide shortage of Doctors & Nurses. 

As for accommodation, have you seen the extent of semis, maisonettes, and apartments, built on the Nobles estate, at Mwyllin y Dhoo Aah?

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20% equates to how many ?

 

Last I heard they were 80 medics short.

 

Remember that there's supposed to be safe staffing ratios. So x number of staff per patient on wards for example.

 

So basically they're operating unsafely. But at least they're trying to sort the problem.

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