New Isle of Man hospital manager tasked with 'safety'

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A quality manager has been appointed at Noble's Hospital in the Isle of Man in a bid "to help keep patients safe", said the Manx government.

Sue Waddecar, a former UK NHS Foundation Trust manager, will head up the Patient Safety and Quality Team.

Her work will include monitoring patient feedback to help raise standards and improve staff training.

Health minister, Howard Quayle said the appointment will drive through change at an important time for the hospital.

Noble's Hospital is currently undergoing a major two-year review by an independent UK health watchdog.

Thirteen experts from the West Midlands Quality Review Service (WMQRS), will visit and report back on various issues such as theatre and anaesthetic services, the emergency department and critical care.

The probe, which is expected to cost in the region of £200,000, is expected to be published in full.

Mr Quayle said the Patient Safety and Quality Team would be mainly responsible for implementing "the recommendations of the Francis Report, the Beamans review and the ongoing quality assurance reviews by the West Midlands Quality Review Service".

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