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Manx Care to hold second Open Day and Annual Public Meeting

Thu, 08 Jun 2023

Manx Care will hold its second public Open Day and APM (Annual Public Meeting) this summer.

The event, on Tuesday 04 July, will primarily be an informal drop-in event where members of the public can visit stalls to meet the teams at the forefront of delivering care. It is being held at Vagabonds Rugby Club on the Noble’s Hospital site in Strang, and will take place between 15:00 and 19:00, with the sit-down APM and presentation between 17:30 and 18:30.

Visitors will be encouraged to find out more about the organisation’s plans for the future delivery of health and statutory social care services on the Isle of Man. During the event, members of the public will be able to see highlights of Manx Care’s achievements over the past year, as well as the challenges it has faced, via a short documentary.

There will be an opportunity to meet with teams from Care Groups and services across Manx Care, as well as some of the departments with whom we work closely in other areas of Government, and some organisations in the Third Sector locally. The list of exhibitors from Manx Care’s Care Groups and services includes: 

  • The Manx Care Board 
  • Integrated Primary and Community Care Services
  • Integrated Diagnostics and Cancer Services
  • Medicine, Urgent Care and Ambulance Services
  • Surgery, Theatres, Critical Care and Anaesthetics
  • Integrated Mental Health Services
  • Social Care Services and Safeguarding
  • Integrated Women’s, Children’s and Families Services   
  • The Manx Care Advice and Liaison Service – MCALS
  • Patient Transfers and Tertiary Care
  • Our Practice Development Team, and the Nurse Education Team from Keyll Darree
  • Infection Prevention and Control

To complement to the informal nature of the Open Day, there will also be a more formal sit-down presentation and Q&A session with members of Manx Care’s Board. Keynote speeches will be given, including one from the Children and Families Team within Integrated Social Care Services, the Cancer Services team, and another from Manx Care’s Northern Wellbeing Partnership Team.

This year there will be an emphasis on family activities in order to encourage younger members of the community to engage with health and social care services, as well as the Island’s broader emergency services teams, especially as it will be a bank holiday for many the next day. Some of the family fun activities on offer will include:

  • Interactive displays for people to get involved in provided by Isle of Man Ambulance Service, for example CPR demonstrations 
  • Meeting the dogs who are part of the Isle of Man Search and Rescue Dogs Association team
  • Displays from our colleagues in the Police and Fire Service locally (details to be confirmed nearer the time)  
  • Giant inflatables and games
  • Face painting and hair braiding
  • A treasure hunt
  • An ice cream van



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