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Health Minister says £63,000 paid for nurse training

Health Minister Lawrie Hooper MHK.

The Department of Health and Social Care pays £63,000 to train a nurse - but doesn't require them to stay on the Island to work afterwards.

In Tynwald this week, DHSC Minister Lawrie Hooper faced questions about training costs.

He revealed a nursing course on the Island through the University of Chester costs £21,000 a year, with courses lasting three years.

And he added all trainees live on the Island:

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