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Use of airport private lounge for patients to end

Fri, 30 Apr 2021

© Copyright Richard Hoare and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
© Copyright Richard Hoare and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Patients returning from hospital appointments in the UK will be able to wait for their flights back to the Island in the main reception area at the Liverpool Airport terminal, from 1 May 2021.

Earlier this year, patients from the Isle of Man who were travelling through Liverpool for their appointments were offered use of the privately-run XLR lounge at the airport, thanks to a partnership with the Patient Transfer service. 

However, as private flights and travel are starting to pick up in the UK with the easing of restrictions, XLR have announced the lounge is no longer available to patients.

The Patient Transfer team has instead arranged with Liverpool Airport to have a seating area set up in the main reception area of the terminal, with light refreshments available from vending facilities.

Patients will use this area while waiting to be allowed through to departures, where they can access the patient transfer lounge funded by the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group charity.


 

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