ASHY WAS JOINED BY DR LYZ HOWARD THE MATRON @ NOBLES 

  • GOOD AFTERNOON 

  • THANKS TO EVERYONE STICKING TO THE RULES 

  • REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN 3 FURTHER DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY

  • I CAN BARELY BEGIN TO IMAGINE THE HEARTACHE OF THEIR LOVED ONES – HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO ALL IMPACTED

  • 2020 WAS DEDICATED AS THE YEAR OF THE NURSE, BEFORE C-19 MADE AN APPEARANCE 

  • NURSES HAVE SHOWN WHY THEY DESERVE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION 

  • THEY HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED LIKE NEVER BEFORE – AND ARE WORKING THEIR SOCKS OFF 

  • EVEN STUDENT NURSES HAVE BEEN HELPING AT THE GRANDSTAND TESTING 

  • THEY ARE ALSO BEING FLEXIBLE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT WHEREVER IT IS NEEDED

  • ON ISLAND TESTING UP AND RUNNING – GREAT NEWS

  • THE MACHINE IN THE LAB IS A REAL TIME PCR ANALYSER THE SAME USED BY PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND 

  • IN EARLY MARCH DR RACH GLOVER – ASKED TO COLLABORATE ON A LOCAL SOLUTION – SHE AND THE TEAM HAVE BEEN WORKING FLAT OUT TO GET THIS UP AND RUNNING 

  • INTRODUCING IOM TESTING WAS OUR LONG TERM PLAN – THIS MARKS A STEP A CHANGE TO HELP US FIGHT BACK

  • TEST, TRACE, INFORM 

  • REVOLUTIONISED OUR APPROACH – MASTERS OF OUR TESTING DESTINY 

DR LYZ HOWARD – MATRON @ NOBLES

  • THANK YOU TO THE IOM COMMUNITY 

  • IT’S TOUGH FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS BUT YOUR SUPPORT ISN’T UNNOTICED 

THERE ARE 6 C’S FOR NURSES 

CARE, COMPASSION, COMPETENCE, COURAGE, COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION 

  • EVERY DAY WE SEE OUR COLLEAGUES LIVING THESE VALUES  – IT IS INSPIRING  

  • THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR WORKING TOGETHER TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE 

  • THE BEST WAY CAN STOP SPREAD – CONTINUE TO WASH YOUR HANDS 

  • COVID – 19 DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE 

ASHY – “PASS ON MY PERSONAL THANKS TO ALL STAFF PLEASE LYZ. AMOUNT OF EFFORT BEING PUT IN  IS PHENOMENAL:

QUESTIONS 

  • 3 ADDITIONAL DEATHS WERE IN ABBOTSWOOD 

  • ASSISTING THE HOME – NOT TAKING OVER 

  • RETURN TO WORK – NEED TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE – EVALUATING RISK FACTORS 

  • TOUGH FOR THOSE TRAVELLING OFF ISLAND FOR TREATMENT – THEY DON’T NEED TO GO TO COMIS UPON RETURN 

  • ONLY LIFE SAVING PATIENT TRANSFERS GOING AHEAD – THEY CAN SELF ISOLATE AT HOME AS THEIR RISK PROFILE IS DIFFERENT 

  • THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE IN PERMANENT SELF ISOLATION 

  • VULNERABLE LIST OF PEOPLE – THERE ARE DIGITISED RECORDS OF PATIENTS – LOTS OF DISCIPLINES HAVE COME TOGETHER TO BUILD THE LIST 

  • LOTS MORE CAPACITY – 200 PER DAY 

  • COMMUNITY TESTING IS SLOWING DOWN – WE CAN LOOK AT PROACTIVE TESTINGS – KEYWORKERS AND VULNERABLE FIRST 

  • SPEED IS ALSO CRUCIAL SO WE CAN DO THE CONTACT TRACING EARLIER 

  • IT WAS  BIT OF A NIGHTMARE GETTING EVERYTHING SORTED – THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED 

  • PATIENT TRANSFER – GROUND HOG DAY – FOR THE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY IT’S A DELICATE TIME 

  • WE’RE A LONG WAY AWAY FROM OPENING BORDERS, WE NEED TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE DATA ON THE IOM AND AROUND THE WORLD

  • NO ONE WITH COVID-19 BEING TREATED IN RAMSEY 

  • ON ANOTHER NURSING HOME OUTBREAK – GOV SHOULDN’T NEED TO STEP IN EVERYTIME 

  • EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE A DIFFERENT STRATEGY DEPENDING ON THEIR LAYOUT ETC – SOME ARE BIG AND SOME ARE SMALL 

  • GOV ARE GOING TO CONTINUE SHARING NUMBERS AT 10 AM AND 4PM

  • U18 RULE FLOUTERS – PARENTS WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE 

  • PAUL WAITED PATIENTLY TIL THE END 

  • PAUL – HOW ACCURATE IS YOUR MACHINE? ASHY – NO TESTING IS 100% VIRAL LOAD MIGHT NOT BE PICKED UP IF YOU’VE ONLY JUST CAUGHT IT – 95% ACCURACY 

  • MOST PEOPLE SHOW SYMPTOMS 5 – 7 DAYS AFTER CONTRACTING 

  • NUMBERS HAVEN’T JUST BEEN DRAWN OUT OF A HAT PAUL – LOTS OF MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE

  • BORIS ONLY STARTED FEELING ROUGH 10 DAYS IN 

  • PPE – GUIDELINES AROUND WHAT IS USED WHERE – IN SOME CASES A MASK IS APPROPRIATE 

  • PPE PROTOCOLS – EVERYONE IS SAFE AND WELL TRAINED 

  • MORE AND MORE PPE COMING THROUGH 

  • MORALE IS V V GOOD

  • OTHER AREAS OF THE HOSPITAL ARE STILL BUSY 

  • AMAZING TO SEE WHAT THE STAFF ARE DOING 

  • STAFF ARE COPING REALLY WELL WORKING IN AREAS 

  • ABSENCES ARE STANDARD 

  • PEOPLE ARE STEPPING FORWARD TO TAKE EXTRA SHIFTS – CAN’T THANK PEOPLE ENOUGH 

  • PEOPLE ARE GOING THE EXTRA MILE ACROSS THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT 

  • ASHY – “PAUL IS WAVING AT ME. YES THE CHIEF MIN IS BACK TOMORROW PAUL – WE KNOW HE’S MISSED YOU ENORMOUSLY “

SHOUT OUTS 

  • BOB CORKISH – DOING HIS OWN CAPT TOM MOORE EFFORT – £6K RAISED FOR FRIENDS OF NOBLES ALREADY – TREMENDOUS EFFORT 

  • MASSIVE HEARTFELT SHOUT OUT TO KATHLEEN JENKINS – HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY. SORRY ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ASHY

2 thoughts on “IOM GOV UPDATE – 20TH APRIL”

  1. Really impressed with the Governments reaction, measures taken & professionalism over Covid-19. I have suffered terribly as my business having to shut down due to government guild lines, but fully understand. I think David Ashford is doing an amazing job for our beautiful Island. I am proud to be classed as a manx citizen. I think we should build a memorial wall to commemorate our lost IOM people to Covid-19. John Hamilton

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