IOM GOV UPDATE – 6 MAY

HOWARD, ASHY, ROSS B (HEAD OF MENTAL HEALTH)

NUMBERS

  • 1 NEW CASE

  • 41 ACTIVE CASES

  • NOW REPORTING ON ACTIVE CASES RATHER THAN RESUMED RECOVERED 

  • WE’VE HAD AN AUDIT – WE MADE A MISTAKE ON FRIDAY SO PAUSED OVER THE WEEKEND FOR A RECOUNT 

HOWARD

  • PLAN = FLIGHT PATH 

  • WE ARE ON THE RUNWAY WITH A CLEAR FLIGHT TRAJECTORY

  • WE’LL SHARE CO-ORDINATES TOMORROW 

  • RESTRICTIONS HAVE SAVED LIVES BUT HAVE ALSO HAD AN IMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH – OUR THEME TODAY 

  • LOTS OF ANXIETY FOR OBVIOUS REASONS- FROM STAYING AT HOME, UNCERTAINTY, FEAR OF C-19, FINANCIAL PRESSURES 

  • MORE CALLS ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE 

  • THE STAY SAFE PHASE – OPENS NEW POSSIBILITIES 

  • MORE SCOPE TO LEAVE, BUT HOME IS THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL REQUIRE GREATER EFFORT AND VIGILANCE

  • LAST THING WE WANT TO SEE IS A SPIKE 

  • MEDICS = WE CAN GO BACK TO SOME KIND OF NORMALITY IF WE STICK TO SOCIAL DISTANCING 

  • PEOPLE OF MANN -THE POWER TO KEEP THE CURVE FLAT IS IN YOUR FREQUENTLY  WASHED HANDS

ROSS BAILEY – HEAD OF MENTAL HEALTH 

  • 4,500 PATIENTS  – SURPRISINGLY NUMBERS HAVEN’T INCREASED 

  • WERE CONSCIOUS OF THE IMPACT IN THE YEARS TO COME 

  • WE ARE BY NATURE – SOCIAL BEINGS, WE THRIVE IN SOCIAL CONTENT 

  • C-19 HAVE IMPACTED ON OUR NATURAL INSTINCTS 

  • IT’S IMPORTANT TO MANAGE OUR OWN EXPECTATIONS 

  • TRYING TO BALANCE HOME WORKING / HOMESCHOOLING – IT CAN FEEL OVERWHELMING 

  • WE’RE ALL SPINNING PLATES SO WE’RE GOING NEED TO GIVE OURSELVES A BREAK IF WE MAKE MISTAKES 

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ISSUE IS A REAL CONCERN – IMPACT CAN’T BE UNDERESTIMATED

  • IF YOU ARE  AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC ABUSE OR MENTAL HEALTH. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH 

  • IOM GETS AN A* IN ALTRUISM – DEMONSTRATING A SELFLESS DESIRE TO HELP OTHERS

QUESTIONS 

Q) IS THERE’S  A DENTAL CRISIS IN THE UK, IS THERE ONE HERE?

A) NO EVIDENCE OF THAT HERE, EMERGENCY DENTIST CONTINUED, LOOKING INTO TURNING IT BACK ON 

Q) NEW CASE? WAS IT A CLUSTER?

A) HAVEN’T GOT ANYTHING FOR YOU PAUL

Q) 1,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR USUALLY DIE – ARE WE AT NORMAL RATES OF DEATH?

A) EARLY DAYS, WE’LL BE ABLE TO AT A LATER POINT 

Q) DENTIST NEED SOME BULLETPROOF PPE, HAVE THEY GOT IT READY? CAN WE GET THEM GEARED UP READY TO RUMBLE WHEN WE RELEASE THE DRAWBRIDGE?

ASHY *WITH HAND GESTURES* – DRAWBRIDGE IS IS GONNA MOVE DOWN SLOWLY #BABYSTEPS

HQ – ISN’T IT FAB THAT WE CAN BRAG ABOUT HOW MUCH PPE WE HAVE, SOME OTHER COUNTRIES CAN’T 

Q) CLARIFICATION THE DECK CHAIR RULE PLS?

A) UNDER CURRENT LAW – 2 PEOPLE CAN GO TO A GARDEN, CHAT THROUGH THE WINDOW. KEEP THE 2M DISTANCE. 2 PEOPLE NEED TO BE FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD. CAN’T GO INTO THE HOUSE. 

SORRY IT’S NOT CLEAR ON THE WEBSITE. I’LL PERSONALLY SEE TO IT AFTER THIS MEETING 

IT’S WEDNESDAY SO HOWIE IS OFF FOR HIS 3 WAY ZOOM WITH THE CROWN DEPENDENCIES

ASHY STEPS IN TO TAKE THE LEAD

Q) UK NOW HAS THE HIGHEST DEATH RATE IN THE WORLD, HOW DOES THIS IMPACT US?

A) MANX SOLUTIONS FOR MANX PROBLEMS – BABY STEPS TOWARDS THE NEW NORMAL 

WE’VE BEEN VARYING FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND ADVICE FROM EARLY ON

Q) THOUGHTS ON A TOP UP GRANT FOR BUSINESSES

A) ATM NOT SEEN ANYTHING, BUT TREASURY AND DFE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING AT IT 

Q) WHY WON’T YOU TRUST US WITH SOME DATES?

A) PERSONALLY WE DON’T THINK IT’S RESPONSIBLE, IT THERE IS A SPIKE WE MIGHT NEED TO WIND THINGS BACK. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW PHASES AND PROCESSES 

TIMELINES GET PEOPLES HOPES UP, GOV DON’T WANT TO GIVE FALSE HOPE AND ADD TO ANXIETY 

Q) KIDS BUILD IMMUNITY AT SCHOOL, WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ABOUT THE IMPACT?

A) SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES CAN’T STAY SHUT EVER, BUT WE WANT TO KEEP MANX KIDS SAFE – IT’S A BALANCE 

Q) WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS AND THEIR MENTAL HEALTH?

I’LL BRING IN ROSS AS HE HAD MUCH ATTENTION

A) MANY KIDS WILL BE HAVING A GREAT TIME OF SCHOOL, SOME WILL FIND IT MORE CHALLENGING IF THEY ARE VULNERABLE 

WE’RE WORKING TOWARDS AN INCREASE IN REFERRALS WHEN SCHOOLS RETURN 

EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THERE WILL BE LONG TERM IMPACT – WE ARE PLANNING FOR THIS RIGHT ACROSS GOVERNMENT 

Q) WHAT ABOUT THE COMIS AND PRISON? HAVE HUMAN RIGHTS GONE OUT OF THE WINDOW? ALL ACTIONS COMPLY WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS 

A) WELFARE CHECKS FOR ALL COMIS RESIDENTS – SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GIVEN SUPPORT WHERE REQUIRED.  

SHOUT OUTS

  • STUART COLLIGAN – GENEROUS PERSONAL DONATION TO SPEND ON SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE PERSONAL DONATION WILL FUND A NEW DERMATOLOGY SERVICE FOR THOSE WITH HIGH RISK SKIN ANSWERS. A NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR THE IOM TO HELP PRIORITISATION NOW AND IN THE FUTURE THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED

  • NICOLA HOWARD – MENTAL HEALTH NURSE WORKING IN ABBOTSWOOD 

  • STAFF WELFARE TEAM RUNNING AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT LINE FOR NHS HEROES 

THANKS FOR TUNING IN 

STAY SAFE

2 thoughts on “IOM GOV UPDATE – 6 MAY”

  1. I don’t like to be a party pooper, but I can’t believe how many errors are in these write ups

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