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  1. What I don't understand is what kind of whistleblowing procedure is this - Head of Department receives allegation of poor morale in department. Head of Department to read out allegation at a news conference to score a point against a colleague. Destroy Allegation Take no further action
    11 points
  2. I can’t see those gold curtains without thinking Phoenix Club. Amazing she didn’t finish her act by lying down and firing ping pong balls out of her chuff in front of Brian Pottter.
    10 points
  3. With 12 in hospital I really think they need to sort out telling people the reasons for admission. If they are all healthy people seriously ill with COVID then those of us putting faith in the vaccine to protect the island need to know. If they are all people who would be in hospital anyway then the people who panic when they see growing numbers need to know. Inform us and then we can make informed decisions. Hide things and rumours start and people panic
    9 points
  4. My wife and I used to believe it was possible but we fell out and now we are poles apart.
    9 points
  5. He represents Brian Kelly.
    7 points
  6. OH MY GOD! I have just heard, magnetic hill does not work if you are vaccinated!
    6 points
  7. An MRI scanner uses some of the most powerful magnets there are - 10000x stronger than the earth’s field. I haven’t seen an epidemic of the vaccinated having their arms ripped off. Or I could just say ‘no’🙂
    6 points
  8. At least the Manx Care board are taking serious initiatives to get the waiting lists down and to use spare, out of hours, theatre capacity. NEWS RELEASE - 29 July 2021 Manx Care has confirmed its plan to reduce waiting lists across nine clinical specialities. It will use the services of two UK-based external companies – Medefer and 18 Week Support – to deliver around 12,500 virtual outpatient consultations and inpatient procedures between September 2021 and March 2022. The Treasury has approved a business case to provide £1.86m of additional funding to deliver this activity. The backlog in waiting lists is a long-standing issue on the Island, which has been exacerbated by Covid-19. Medefer provides a virtual outpatient service to NHS Trusts across the UK, employing a large number of medical Consultants with experience across a broad range of clinical specialisms. They’ll work with Consultants at Noble’s Hospital to identify patients who have been waiting the longest for a specialist appointment, and who are eligible for their medical consultation to be delivered virtually. These patients will then be referred to Medefer. The Medefer Consultant will review the patient’s medical history and any relevant test results before conducting a detailed phone consultation with them. If any further tests are required, patients will have these on the Isle of Man. These will then be reviewed in a virtual follow-up appointment. The patient will then either be discharged under the care of their GP with a detailed treatment plan, or will be discharged back into the outpatient system for further follow-up appointments. Medefer will focus on the provision of around 10,000 appointments across the specialities of: Orthopaedics ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Gastroenterology Cardiology Respiratory medicine Pain management Neurology 18 Week Support utilises a hospital’s surplus theatre capacity to deliver surgical procedures across a weekend period, and provides this service across a large number of UK NHS Trusts. A full clinical team from the company – including Consultants, Surgeons, Nurses and Theatre Practitioners – will travel to the Island to deliver around 2,500 Endoscopy and Cataract procedures at Noble’s. This will not impact on Manx Care’s core workforce, which is already working to capacity. Both Medefer and 18-Week Support are included in the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) inspection regime and are used extensively across the UK NHS, particularly around the restoration and recovery of services as NHS Trusts work to reduce their own waiting list backlogs caused by the pandemic. Consultants from both companies will work closely with Manx Care’s Consultants to ensure patients receive a joined-up care pathway, with support available by Island-based teams as needed. Manx Care’s CEO, Teresa Cope, commented: “Addressing the long-standing waiting list challenge across our health and care service is a priority for Manx Care. It’s unacceptable that people are having to wait as long as they are for consultations and treatment. Utilising the services of Medefer and 18-Week Support will allow us to focus on reducing our waiting lists across nine clinical specialisms whilst implementing the changes we need to deliver that will allow us to provide a long-term, sustainable service here on-Island. “The Covid-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the pressure on waiting lists over the last 17 months, and the delivery of health and social care services more broadly. Like the UK NHS, which is investing over £5 billion into the recovery of health and care services following the pandemic, Manx Care has secured funding to address a significant proportion of our waiting list backlog which will be targeted at those who have been waiting the longest time for their outpatient appointment or procedure.”
    5 points
  9. I wish I'd been at the PAG meeting on Monday. I would have shown Dr Allinson and Ashie my really clever thumb trick. It's really good. And then there's the 10p behind the ear, that's a real beaut. The guy on the video with the daft Lancashire accent would have been very impressed with me, I can tell he likes these tricks. My grandad used to do them a lot.
    5 points
  10. I heard Brian Kelly on Manx Radio this morning I really dont think he understands the London market. He says Gatwick is a more natural fit and he supports the loss of the Heathrow flights based on the fact they do more short haul flights. I would make make the following comments 1) A lot of travel to London is for people who live and work in the London area why else did London City get circa 4500 passengers a month pre pandemic. For people living in north London and out to Bedford/Amersham , and the west of the country Gatwick is a long onward travel 2) A lot of short haul travellers don't go through Gatwick they use either Liverpool or Manchester 3) Gatwick is already served by the current Easyjet service so another there is not required better either Heathrow or London City 4) He went on to say Heathrow flights since November have been largely empty has he not realised the borders were closed until a few weeks ago! Total and utter nonsense. Sadly with people like him peddling his sort of misinformed view it will be harder to put in place the right long term solution for the Isle of Man.
    5 points
  11. This is great news and a positive development for the island. £1.86m well spent
    4 points
  12. The highlight was someone shouting "go on then".
    4 points
  13. I don't know why no-one has picked up the fact that Dr Allinson can balance a spoon on the end of his nose.
    4 points
  14. Yes, but one of our main problems here (which I suspect you know very well) is that the concept of 'political will' is almost non-existent. Manx politicians have the decision-making skills of amoebae. A sensation that something is good news or positive for their reputation means that they slide towards that something. Conversely, if the sensation is that something is difficult, bad news or damaging to their reputation, they slide away from it rather more quickly! As a consequence, so many things have been kicked into the long grass in the Isle of Man that you could build a new Snaefell with them.
    4 points
  15. She most certainly is not.
    4 points
  16. On the IOM? The only way to learn decent English is to speak it with native speakers daily. Can you imagine future world leaders, in 20 years time, using colloquial Manx English in watered down Pulrose/Annacur/Pondy Scouse?
    4 points
  17. Talk out of the Airport at the moment is that Jez is back and telling all he is going to turn one of the car parks into a fast food drive through to make it pay its way.
    4 points
  18. Wrighty speaks with such clarity he should be Goverment Spokesman. And advisor to CoMin. I listen to him 👍
    4 points
  19. Manx Care have their work cut out. Given the comments already made above clearly there are problems with the current processes and procedures, and I think if a wider survey was done there would be many more people with their stories of problems coming to light. But, no-one seeks those views and therefore the DHSC attitude seems to be "well that is how it is so just suck it up'. There are solutions. Systems can be improved to reflect what a good health and social care service provides effectively and efficiently, for the good of the patient and the public. It was interesting to see at the Manx Care Board meeting how different people reported on different aspects of the services. Are we creating more or different silos ? There were 14 Board members on very, very good salaries on that Board. They are starting behind the line and facing more difficulties than was envisaged or expected. Can they even start to turn things around ? Probably in a longer time frame than what they think, but they are going to need more and better than what they currently have, and learn a lot faster about how to engage with the public in the right ways than what they have shown so far. Nowadays the co-operation and participation of a receptive public can be crucial and can often be underestimated. Bad news travels fast.
    4 points
  20. But you don’t know the reason why they’ve been flown away? If they have heart problems or cancer being sent to the UK might have absolutely nothing to do with their covid status. Many people in ICU are already ill with other stuff before their covid status is revealed.
    3 points
  21. Yeah but on the plus side…… ……I’ll get my coat
    3 points
  22. I never understood the attraction.
    3 points
  23. But it does help me recognise that there's probably not a great deal that the IoM can offer the world in higher education...
    3 points
  24. You could try Liverpool University. Perhaps a marine biology facilty could be built on a brownfield site in Port Erin bay.
    3 points
  25. ........especially after the Minister for Shredding MBE has been involved.
    3 points
  26. It speaks volumes of Ashford, and HRH The Chief Minister who is Chief Minister in all but name, he certainly doesn’t want to deal with difficult decisions and is leaving issues to the minions to sort out. HRH The Chief Minister likes to play the International statesman, on the world stage - well he likes to boast of the IOM UNESCO Biosphere and the Islands green credentials etc. What’s the External Affairs Team within the Cabinet Office playing at too? Couldn’t they have spoken to European counterparts, consulates in the UK, pressing the IOM recognition?
    3 points
  27. I certainly echo your sentiments. The last few years have been a disaster in my opinion. BUT...it can be turned around. And in sooner than a generation. Off the back of Covid, as history shows with other pandemics, the choices of an improved health and social care system become much more focussed. There are opportunities becoming available with the realisation now that health is all important, it dominates and defines who and how we are, it involves every body rich and poor, and benefits the economies of the nation in so many different ways. It take public and political will, in that order, to want the best health care systems, the right people to deliver it, and the courage to call it out when it does not match what is "written on the tin". In my view David Ashford never got that....maybe Manx Care will. Maybe we will insist they do.
    3 points
  28. This is the perpetual problem with PAG meetings and it's difficult to see what they can do about it. Whenever the floor is opened for questions the same egomaniacs rush to be first and give long orations only remotely related to the topic under discussion or indeed to being a question, but very much all about themselves and their own hobbyhorses. Obviously this particular topic was always going to get even more of these types out of the woodwork and it's a pity because there are a lot of questions that do need to be asked about how the Manx government has handled matters. But they are drowned out by the lunacies of these useful (to the government) idiots.
    3 points
  29. So if the figures quoted on gef the mongoose page is correct and 100k tests cost 270 grand we are now looking at getting 130k kits per week going forward so roughly 300 grand a week is going to be getting spent on tests. Am I the only one who thinks this us utterly insane? https://www.facebook.com/134415609919708/posts/4818905134804042/?sfnsn=mo
    3 points
  30. I know it feels that way to you now, but that's only because you're looking in the wrong place. The majority of people are good at heart and only want the best for themselves and others. Maybe you've just become immersed in the dark stuff and are having trouble seeing the light. Your mental health is your responsibly, Chief and if things are getting to you so much that you want to move then seriously, stop watching the news, reading the papers, going on social media. I promise you it's possible to live in a world of your own creation (with pink fluffy bunny rabbits if that's what turns you on). Give yourself a break from it all before you dip down into that rabbit hole of hopelessness. Nothing is worth that. And, seriously, if you think things are bad here then good luck with a move because these people are everywhere. If your mindset is fixed on seeing them, then trust me, you'll attract just that. See the good. It's out there in spadefuls. You and Boris could do with going on a small retreat.
    3 points
  31. I’ve had my last appointment cancelled/rearranged 3 times, I never get angry or annoyed, I just accept it for what it is and take whenever the next available appointment is. I’ve worked within similar customer facing roles and I know exactly what it’s like, I’d never take it out on a receptionist or admin staff, but I will tell the consultant or whoever I see that it’s been cancelled 3 times and that I’m relieved to be finally able to see them. I have witnessed those who do demand to be seen, cause no end of grief and are just downright rude, the GP surgery is normally full of them types and they do unfortunately seem to get their own way a lot of the time. The length in waiting for an appointment does also mean they get easily forgotten, I’ve had appointments booked 2 or 3 months ahead and a lot can happen within that time frame, particularly when booking other appointments, it’s easy to find yourself double booked!
    3 points
  32. Today’s offering from Takeover TV on Facebook is funny as fcuk, really taking the piss out of the PAG event, and making Ashford and Allinson out like total clowns. I can only imagine the memes, the GIFS and comedy shorts, if either of these two are Chief Minister. If Rob Callister was in the audience I wonder what he makes of it (unless he is sitting on the fence, to protect his future interests).
    3 points
  33. It’s happening the world over. Heartbreaking tales from USA with patients begging for the vaccine and being told it’s too late. Perhaps the more testimonials from the unvaccinated who are now seriously ill and in hospital will help to turn people’s heads. I have a dear friend who is one of the anti group. She tells me with all seriousness about the magnetism and how, due to the amount of women vaccinated, that the menstrual cycle of the unvaccinated is now all over the place. I don’t challenge her. It’s not worth it. We have however, agreed to talk about anything else in the world except covid so we can carry on being friends. She really believes it all tho. Truly.
    3 points
  34. Got to keep the grift in motion, more dumbfucks there are the more money the triple surnamed fucktards can get out of them. As the pandemic starts to fade these people (including politicians and medics) see their 5 minutes in the spotlight receding time to go for the last minute paypal donations. See the protest about nothing in London last week with the main banner paypal address front and centre. Sadly some people, (the deluded struck off nurse being one of them) can't see that they are being used like that and will desperately try and show that the earth is flat or that somehow they've become more magnetic due a vaccine. Anyway rant over, i feel the need to buy some Apple products from Amazon and renew my Microsoft subscription from some strange reason right now.
    3 points
  35. You never hear much from them anyway but I'm sure I heard Rob shout, 'Meat pies have come'
    3 points
  36. This pandemic, if nothing else, has opened my eyes to the fact that many people whom I've always considered to be sensible and rational, are out and out nutters / conspiraloons. Spouting theories (gleaned from Youtube, Fox news etc) that I don't think even a self-respecting sci-fi author would use in the most outlandish of novels.
    3 points
  37. ABBA haven't aged well have they?
    3 points
  38. Mr Agenda at it again. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/gatwick-more-natural-for-manx-flights-to-london/ Part of his pitch to the overlords was that Aurigny could serve Gatwick 3x Daily. Oh and he hates Loganair, not that it tells.
    3 points
  39. That's the reality of airport management and Bullshit, eventually Bullshit finds you out !
    3 points
  40. I’m sure it’s happened to all of us. But patients ( and clients ) are often poor at history and facts and doctors ( and lawyers ) poor at recording them. Things get recorded wrongly and misunderstandings occur. Its safer to refresh ( whether you’ve pre read or not ). Not only that but symptoms, conditions and focus of patient/client change with time. And, Annoymouse, you’ve hit the nail. If he’d blindly read and accepted the notes and previous diagnosis would have become self fulfilling. Its a conundrum.
    3 points
  41. Jeez,TVoR, you've given the art of spin a whole new meaning. How about, under the ridiculous scenario you describe, (or indeed any scenario) your darling Ashie doesn't read the letter out at all. That is what anyone else would have done. And you know it.
    3 points
  42. Nice one. If that woman is magnetic she can have ‘A gift from the Isle of Man’ tattooed on her forehead and spend the rest of her days on a fridge door. Perfect.
    3 points
  43. COVID will change London City forever. People won't be commuting between Edinburgh and London for finance as much as they were etc. BA will need to find new avenues as it has done by launching Gibraltar and other places from City. Our Island will become attractive to this, I think. Let's just hope it's still on the cards. Sooner Annie and Jez disappear the better. Jez got sacked from Eastern once and has done nothing to help their interest in the Island, that's for sure. They've also tried where possible to scupper Aurigny because they didn't like the political interference.
    3 points
  44. Well lets hope somebody has a plan because as it stands its a right mess.
    3 points
  45. To be fair to Reynolds the acres of unused car parks weren't her daft idea, they came from her predecessor who was also responsible for the massive roundabouts that were needed to control the zillions of cars that would come to the Airport and then need parking. The idea was that the Manx would be so impressed that they would stop getting friends and relatives to drop them off for their flights and instead be happy to pay long term parking charges when they went on holiday. Because that's how it works in the UK so it must be the same here. Didn't work. Funny that.
    2 points
  46. A buffoon with not a clue.
    2 points
  47. They’re going to launch the Manx version on the day the Prom opens.
    2 points
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