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Health and Wellbeing News

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

Telemedicine to benefit nursing and residential homes

A 12 month pilot scheme that will see Island care homes linked to health professionals via secure video has been launched across the Island. It has the...
Friday, 26 May 2017

Phone Boxes converted to Defibrillator kiosks

This is a joint news release from the Department of Health and Social Care, Rushen Emergency Ambulance, Craig's Heartstrong Foundation, and St John Ambulance...
Thursday, 25 May 2017

Digital health records go live at Noble’s Hospital

The move to digital health records and away from the current paper-based medical folders is now in full swing at Noble’s Hospital, with the first patient files...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017

New care home improves access to care for older people

A new Government-owned 68 room care home with nursing on Salisbury Street in Douglas has opened and welcomed its first residents. The purpose-built facility was...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017

New Parkinson’s disease information packs to support patients and aid care professionals

New information packs for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease are being made available free of charge by the Department of Health and Social Care thanks...
Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Generosity of Manx public sees reduction in need for some blood types

Changes are being made to the Island’s Blood Donor Service that will see some regular donors contacted less often in the future. The Isle of Man now has an...
Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Access via ‘Martin Ward entrance’ at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital

The public entrance to Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital nearest to the Martin Ward will be closed from Tuesday 25 April, for several days, due to the...
Monday, 24 April 2017

Feedback on Patient Transfer Service welcomed

Feedback from users of the Patient Transfer Service is welcomed and being taken on board says Minister for Health and Social Care, Kate Beecroft MHK. ComCab...
Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS)

If you sell alcohol to another business you may need to apply for approval for the AWRS. The scheme was introduced to tackle alcohol fraud and traders...
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
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