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News from Manx Radio that “the interim public health director only works for the Isle of Man two days a week” is good news for the people of the Isle of Man, according to the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance.

“It’s great that he is only working for the Isle of Man Government for two days a week. Not only does this save taxpayers on his salary, but it also reduces the amount of harm that he can cause in our community,” said Michael Josem of the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance.

The previous Public “Health” Director was politically compromised by her participation in partisan politics on the Isle of Man, and consistently appeared to feel epidemics were an inconvenience to her agenda.

Professor Hugo Van Woerden has previously been criticised by Labour and Conservative Members of the Scottish Parliament:

An NHS Highland director has been criticised for attempting to hide his salary of more than £155,000 a year.

The board’s public health director, Hugo van Woerden, repeatedly refused to disclose his salary in annual reports.

A Labour MSP said the lack of transparency was “unfortunate” while a Conservative MSP said the large salary calls into question NHS Highland’s financial management.

NHS Highland director Woerden tried to hide his £155,000 salary