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Plan to replace 'dilapidated' nurses' home approved

Permission has been granted to spend more than £2 million on new accommodation for medical staff on the Isle of Man. 

Last month Tynwald voted in favour of the Department of Health and Social Care's plan for a 48 bed facility at Noble's Hospital. 

It will replace the old Nurses' Home on Westmoreland Road in Douglas which has been described as 'dilapidated' - it was built 66 years ago and has no en-suite facilities. 

Minister Howard Quayle says the department is planning to offset the cost: 

West Douglas MHK Chris Thomas says he thinks plans have been in place for the area for some time:

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