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Find out about fostering at monthly drop-in sessions

Find out about fostering at monthly drop-in sessions

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer can find out everything they need to know at monthly drop-in sessions starting on April 25. The sessions are being organised by Fostering First which is responsible for foster care across the Island and part of The Children’s Centre charity. Currently, there are 50 registered foster carers on […]

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DHSC reiterates zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression against staff

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care is reminding the public that it has a zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression towards any of its staff. The move follows the conviction of a patient who attended Accident and Emergency (A&E) at Noble’s Hospital last year and went on to assault two members of staff […]

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Public still have time to comment on standards for child day care services

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care is reminding the public, and parents and child day care providers in particular, of the opportunity to comment upon the proposed revised standards for child day care services. The purpose of this review is to ensure the standards that govern child day care improve, are current and are […]

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Special Guardianship Regulations

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care today laid before Tynwald the Appointed Day Order for the Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Act 2011 and sought approval for the Special Guardianship Regulations 2014. The Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Act 2011, a Private Members Bill brought forward by David Quirk MHK, introduces a further legal […]

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Full programme of external reviews for Island’s Health Service published

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The West Midlands Quality Review Service (WMQRS) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have today published the three year programme of external reviews of the Island’s Health Service. The programme consists of 13 reviews across community health services, public health and acute health services at Noble’s Hospital. It has been developed by […]

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Compulsory registration of Social Workers

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care today placed an Appointed Day Order for Part 5 of Regulation of Care Act before Tynwald regarding the matter of social workers’ registration. This measure will make it compulsory from 1 May 2014 for all social workers on the Island to be registered with a professional body in […]

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Salon 3 Academy graduates make their mark

Salon 3 Academy graduates make their mark

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest graduates of Salon 3’s Academy have been busy making their mark with the company’s customers, just weeks since qualifying from its training programme. Olivia Cooke and Jessica Bryan, both 19, are now accepting female clients at the award-winning hairdresser, located on Victoria Street in the heart of Douglas, and are already building up […]

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Air pollution levels in the Isle of Man ‘very high’

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Public Health Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Care has been informed by the Isle of Man Government Laboratory that the levels of air pollution recorded locally this afternoon are in the ‘very high’ band. The levels of particulate matter – PM10 and PM2.5 – are at the ‘very high’ level (above […]

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Dr. Hilary Visit a Success

Dr. Hilary Visit a Success

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Around 100 Islanders went down to the Villa Marina on Friday 21 March for a Hearing Care Event featuring celebrity guest, Dr. Hilary Jones. The exposition was the second of its kind hosted by local hearing aid specialist, Hidden Hearing and aimed to provide members of the public with the unique opportunity to consult specialists […]

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Continuation of Patient air travel to Liverpool

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health is pleased to confirm that early morning and evening flights to Liverpool operated by Flybe, which are essential for patients travelling to hospital appointments in the North West of England, are continuing. Flybe’s service to Liverpool is particularly important as it includes a contract with the Department of Health for the […]

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