Tag: Department of Health

Could you be a volunteer Dining Companion?

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nobles’ Hospital is looking to further increase the number of volunteer Dining Companions who offer help and companionship to patients during meal times. The Department of Health has, since 2010, established a wide range of volunteer services providing a valuable extra element of support for patients, relatives and visitors, with Noble’s Hospital now having over […]

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Health Minister looks to implement recommendations from Francis Report

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health has today published the report of the ‘Francis Working Group’, which has reviewed all 290 of the recommendations from the public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The Francis Working Group was established by the Minister for Health David Anderson MHK in May 2013 and independently chaired by Mr […]

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Public warned on the dangers of ‘Neck and Nominate’

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and the Isle of Man Constabulary are warning about the dangers of participating in the ‘Neck and Nominate’ challenge (also referred to as NekNomination) which has swept social media over the past week, particularly Facebook. Two deaths in Ireland have reportedly been linked to this practice. Director of Public Health, Dr […]

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Public asked to use Martin Ward entrance at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Due to the inclement weather, the Department of Health would like to notify the public that the main entrance to Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital has had to be closed. The public are asked to please use the Martin Ward entrance to the hospital, situated on the left hand side of the second car park. […]

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Short-term changes to surgical admission arrangements at Noble’s Hospital

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health wishes to advise that in order to ensure that the number of beds available at Noble’s Hospital to accommodate acute emergencies is maintained, some short term changes are required. The Department has determined that to ensure emergency admissions are managed effectively, and to provide safe care to patients, some surgical beds […]

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Patient Transfer service to Liverpool secured

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Department of Infrastructure, supported by Treasury, have concluded negotiations with Flybe over the airline’s commitment to its Liverpool route. Flybe’s service to Liverpool is particularly important as it includes a contract with the Department of Health for the transfer of patients who require specialist healthcare in the North West of […]

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Department of Health seeks new lay member for Local Research Ethics Committee

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a result of the retirement of a long-standing member, the Department of Health is inviting applications from interested members of the public who wish to be considered for appointment as a lay member of the Isle of Man Local Research Ethics Committee (LREC). LREC consists of both professional and lay members. The role is […]

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Simple steps to help tackle stress, anxiety and loneliness this Christmas

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health is providing ‘top tips’ designed to help the public maintain their mental health and wellbeing during the festive period – whether its people finding themselves stressed out, or those feeling lonely and isolated. Julie Bennion, Specialist in Mental Health Promotion, said: “For most of us, Christmas is a really enjoyable time, […]

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Achievements of Island’s health care workers marked at awards ceremony

Achievements of Island’s health care workers marked at awards ceremony

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Picture Steve Woodley copyright The Department of Health has rounded off 2013 with its annual Awards Ceremony, this year held at the Royal Hall, Villa Marina. Dr Kewley-Draskau opened the ceremony to celebrate and recognise the academic and vocational achievements and diligence of over 140 workers in health and social care settings across the Island. Dr […]

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New NHS dental provider for Ramsey

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health is pleased to announce that the NHS dental service based at the Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital will, from 20 January 2014, be delivered by a new NHS provider; Smile Dental Care. Smile Dental Care is an established provider of NHS dentistry with a number of practices throughout the UK, offering […]

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