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Health and Social Care News

Shorter waiting times for ear, nose and throat operations

The waiting time for ear, nose and throat operations at Noble’s Hospital has reduced from 18 months down to eight months.  The improvement is a result of an...
Monday, 14 August 2017

Island’s community nursing service praised by Queen’s Nursing Institute Chief Executive

The Island’s community nursing provision has been praised following a visit by Dr Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). Dr...
Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Electronic prescribing represents another step forward for Digital Strategy

Government’s Digital Strategy is progressing the purchase of a new electronic prescribing system for inpatients at Noble’s Hospital, Ramsey and District Cottage...
Monday, 7 August 2017

Public asked for views on new Charter for a National Health and Care Service

A draft of a new Charter, which sets out the commitments of providing a National Health and Care Service in the Isle of Man, has been published. The public is...
Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Public asked for views on contributions for prescriptions, sight tests and dental treatment

The public is being asked to take part in a consultation on proposals to make the law governing how the Island’s health service works more flexible and...
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Text message reminders improving attendance rates – sign up now

The number of people signed up to the text message reminder service for outpatient appointments at Noble’s Hospital and Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital is...
Friday, 28 July 2017

Save money with a pre-paid prescription certificate

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is reminding residents of the benefits of pre-paid certificates for prescriptions (PPC). The certificates...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Public asked to avoid Emergency Department unless absolutely necessary

The Emergency Department at Noble’s Hospital is currently experiencing longer than usual waiting times – between five and six hours – following its response to...
Monday, 24 July 2017

Another sign-up session for GP Patient Access

The Department of Health and Social Care is holding an additional public sign-up session for GP Patient Access, the free digital facility that allows people to...
Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ambulance Service seeks feedback with revamped survey

The Isle of Man Ambulance Service wants to know what the public thinks about the service it provides. Feedback forms have been available for people who have...
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
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