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.
Berries