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Accommodation payments for off-Island patients are going to rise

Thu, 23 May 2019

Accommodation support payments for patients visiting the UK are to increase by 80%.

Maximum payments will go up to £50 per person per night. The current rate is £28 per person per night. The increase comes into force on June 1st.

The Health and Social Care Minister, David Ashford MHK, made the decision after a Departmental review of the current level of payments which concluded in April this year.

Payments are intended as a contribution towards accommodation expenses for people needing to stay overnight in the UK in connection with a hospital appointment.


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