Almost £200,000 a day is being spent on temporary workers to plug the gaps in Northern Ireland’s under-staffed health system.

Spending on agency staff is expected to top £70m this year, having soared by 60% over the last four years.

In some cases nurses costing as much as £87 an hour were brought in to cover chronic staff shortages.

Reported by the Belfast Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

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