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Health and Social Care News

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

Air ambulance is Island’s lifeline all year round

The Isle of Man air ambulance transfers people to the UK for a huge range of medical reasons all year round – but it is placed under intense pressure when the...
Monday, 19 June 2017

Patients waiting for follow-up endoscopies contacted following delays

The Department of Health and Social Care has written to 157 patients who have been waiting longer than the recommended time for a follow-up gastrointestinal...
Thursday, 15 June 2017

Primary schools to take part in Healthy Eating Week

The School Nursing Team is aiming to establish good habits among the Island’s Year 6 primary school pupils during Healthy Eating Week 2017, building on the...
Thursday, 8 June 2017

Consolidation of endoscopy services will reduce waiting times

Following on from the public requisition meeting on changes to endoscopy services at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital, the Minister for Health and Social...
Thursday, 8 June 2017

Waiting time data shows faster cancer care

The latest waiting times published by the Department of Health and Social Care indicate that people diagnosed with cancer are receiving their treatment more...
Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sister Carolyn Wood rewarded for work in Ward 9

Carolyn Wood has been honoured for her professionalism and dedication within the Island’s healthcare service in being named the recipient of the 2017 Dr Mary...
Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Pathology and radiology test results all set to go digital

The move to a more modern way of working for the Department of Health and Social Care has taken another step forward with the upcoming launch of a new, digital...
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
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