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Staffing to be increased at A&E during TT 2023

Wed, 10 May 2023

Manx Care has confirmed how it plans to respond to the increased demand for its services as a result of the forthcoming Isle of Man TT festival.

The Emergency Department (ED) at Noble’s Hospital will see an increase in staffing to cover the increase in demand, with additional nursing and medical cover in place to provide a dedicated Trauma team response alongside a team to manage all other people who present there requiring urgent or emergency care.

Manx Care has been in frequent discussion with its partners at the tertiary care providers it works with across North West England, including the major trauma team at Aintree Hospital, which will provide support for patients who have suffered severe and multiple injuries and require urgent off-Island transfer. Working collaboratively, this will be facilitated either by Manx Care’s fixed wing air ambulance service or by the team from GNAAS (the Great North Air Ambulance Service) once a patient has been stabilised for transfer at Noble’s. GNAAS may also transport those requiring immediate emergency medical care straight to the UK from the scene of a non-racing incident.

Additional locum Radiology and Radiographer support has been secured given the predicted increase in demand for urgent diagnostic assessment, particularly in the case of major trauma incidents, with additional blood products having been ordered in the event that emergency blood transfusions are required.  

TT 2022 proved to be the busiest on record for Isle of Man Ambulance Service (IMAS), with the team responding to 710 incidents across the TT fortnight.


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