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When exercising remember your oral health

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care is encouraging the public to consider their oral health when participating in exercise. With more people increasing their level of exercise and training to compete in sporting events over the summer, Nigel Armstrong, Lead Clinician for the Salaried Dental Service, suggests thinking before reaching for the sports drinks, […]

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Upgrading of GP patient IT system

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care are supporting a decision made recently by GPs on the Island to upgrade their current patient IT system in October this year. The new system, called EMIS Web, will improve efficiency in patient care within GP Practices and help to deliver the Department’s vision of having ‘the right […]

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Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital Welfare Trustees step in with new path

Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital Welfare Trustees step in with new path

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital (RDCH) Welfare Trustees have made a donation to help fund a helicopter loading path. The path has been laid on the field adjacent to the Hospital, which is used as a loading area for the Air Ambulance helicopter. The Department of Health and Social Care welcomed the donation of […]

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Tynwald approves significant upgrade to Noble’s Hospital IT system

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tynwald has, at the June 2014 sitting, approved a sum not exceeding £3.2million to upgrade the patient administration IT system at Noble’s Hospital. Moving the motion in Tynwald, Minister for Health and Social Care Howard Quayle said: “The Department intends to maximise the use of innovative information technology to improve our Health and Social Care […]

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Children stay healthy with HENRY

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care will shortly introduce training for health and social care practitioners in the HENRY programme to help tackle childhood obesity. The HENRY programme – Healthy, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young – will equip practitioners with knowledge and skills to lead a number of initiatives with parents and […]

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Tynwald votes in favour of banning ‘legal high’ AMT

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tynwald has yesterday voted in favour of the Department of Health and Social Care’s Order under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1976, to ban the ‘legal high’ alpha-Methyltryptamine, known as AMT. The ban will come into force from Tuesday 1 July 2014 for a period of one year. The Order was put before Tynwald by the […]

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Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust commits £30,000 to breast unit appeal

Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust commits £30,000 to breast unit appeal

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hopes of building a dedicated unit for breast cancer treatment have been boosted with a commitment of £30,000 from the Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust. The Manx Breast Cancer Support Group is aiming to raise £1.5million to create a dedicated breast unit at Noble’s Hospital. The new facility, which will sit in a courtyard between […]

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GPs to meet for second education session of 2014

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Island’s GPs will all gather for an afternoon education session on Tuesday, 1 July. These are held every three months and have proved to be extremely valuable. GP Practices across the Island will remain open during the afternoon for the public to see practice nurses, make appointments or drop-in repeat prescription requests. GPs will […]

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Minister ‘tops out’ new £4 million neonatal unit

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Noble’s Hospital was ‘topped out’ today by Minister for Health and Social Care, Howard Quayle MHK. Minister Quayle was on site to put in one of the roof slates, marking a significant phase of the construction work. With the building shortly to be made water tight, work […]

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Island’s Neonatal Unit NOT affected by drip associated infections

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Public Health England has issued an alert following 15 infections in neonates in the past four days. The infection caused by a bacterium called Bacillus Cereus, seems to have been transmitted via contaminated drip feeds administered to the neonates. Drips manufactured by only one manufacturer have been implicated and the contamination seems to have occurred […]

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