Spent the morning at Noble’s Hospital. An exploratory visit hosted by Department Member Ralph Peake MHK. Meetings with clinical and nursing staff as well as a tour of the premises. Also an insight into some of the problems around bed availability 7/7 coverage etc no instant solutions but I got the feeling that good progress is being made and many of the problems identified.
Nobles 2
An early afternoon visit to Foxdale School, an open discussion with the Head Mrs Jessopp. This is a thriving village school with a strong board of Governors and a very favourable teacher:pupil ratio.
Foxdale school
Attended a presentation of a British retailing certificate to island company Berries Isle of Man at DEFA, one of our growing food producers selling top end Christmas puds and cakes looking to expand on island.