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Health and Social Care News

Difficulty in recruiting nurses to be addressed

The Department of Health and Social Care’s is to tackle its reliance on bank and expensive agency nursing staff. The worldwide shortage of nurses and the...
Thursday, 2 November 2017

Generous bequest for cancer equipment as chemotherapy service moves

A generous legacy of £215,000 has been bequeathed to Noble’s Hospital for the purposes of funding new cancer equipment for the people of the Isle of Man. The...
Thursday, 2 November 2017

Minister unveils plans to improve services and reduce health and social care costs

Kate Beecroft MHK, Minister for Health and Social Care, has today unveiled a package of measures aimed at improving two important areas of care on the Island...
Thursday, 2 November 2017

New service to help bridge gap between hospital and home

A new all-Island service to help bridge the gap between care provided in hospital and people’s homes has today been unveiled by the Minister for Health and...
Thursday, 2 November 2017

Government to end contract which supports the delivery of Meals on Wheels

The Department of Health and Social Care has taken the difficult decision to end its contract with Age Concern Isle of Man, which supports the delivery of the...
Thursday, 2 November 2017

Director of Public Health publishes first annual report ‘A Healthy Island?’

A report which provides an independent overview of the health and wellbeing of the population of the Isle of Man is published today (Tuesday 24 October). ‘A...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Frontline services to be protected as DHSC freezes recruitment of non-essential roles

Only vacancies that are critical to the delivery of frontline health and social care services are to be recruited to by the Department of Health and Social Care...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Health and Lifestyle Survey to be open to all

The Health and Lifestyle Survey currently under way by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is being opened up to anyone who wishes to...
Monday, 23 October 2017

Nursing regulation highlighted by visit of NMC Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council visited the Island on Friday. The purpose of the visit by Jackie Smith was to raise the profile of the...
Monday, 23 October 2017

More than 7,000 now signed up for text message reminders

More than 7,000 people have now signed up to the text message reminder service for outpatient appointments at Noble’s Hospital and Ramsey and District Cottage...
Thursday, 19 October 2017
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