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Health and Social Care News

Major incident exercise at Noble’s Hospital

How staff at Noble’s Hospital would react to a major incident will be put to the test this week (Wednesday 12 July), when an all-day exercise takes place at...
Monday, 10 July 2017

Improvements in care for people diagnosed with cancer

Improvements are being made to care received by people diagnosed with cancer in the Isle of Man, a recent event found.  ‘Cancer across Primary and Secondary...
Friday, 7 July 2017

Drug alert: Synthetic cannabinoids linked to hospital admissions may be circulating on the Island

The Public Health Directorate is warning drug users to be vigilant following reports from Greater Manchester, which link synthetic cannabinoids sold as crystal...
Thursday, 6 July 2017

Policy approved to allow greater access to cancer treatments

The Department of Health and Social Care has approved an interim funding policy which will allow Island cancer patients to access new treatments on the same...
Thursday, 6 July 2017

King’s Reach residents offered support after closure announcement

The Department of Health and Social Care is offering support to the residents of King’s Reach Care Home in Ramsey after the private company which owns and runs...
Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Noble’s Hospital free from MRSA ‘superbug’ for 450 days – and counting

The Department of Health and Social Care is congratulating patients, visitors and colleagues for their commitment and vigilance in helping Noble’s Hospital...
Tuesday, 4 July 2017

ComCab completes Patient Transfer probation period

The Department of Health and Social Care confirms that ComCab will continue to provide the Patient Transfer service after successfully completing a three-month...
Friday, 30 June 2017

Pharmacies to provide hearing aid service in community

Pharmacies around the Island are now able to distribute free batteries to thousands of hearing aid users on behalf of the NHS. The new service is designed to...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

High strength MDMA likely to be in circulation in Island

The Public Health Directorate is warning drugs users to be vigilant after being made aware of two particularly potent forms of MDMA (Ecstasy tablets)...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Public reminded of need for travel insurance when visiting EU countries

The public is being reminded that insurance for healthcare is recommended for anyone traveling off the Isle of Man – including to the United Kingdom (UK) and...
Monday, 26 June 2017
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