Travelling off Island for treatment

The Isle of Man Department of Health has made arrangements with hospitals in the UK to provide certain specialised treatments that are not available here on the Island. These hospitals are predominantly within the North West of England and have agreed to a contract to treat Manx patients when referred by Noble’s Hospital Consultants.
The hospital is charged for these treatments and consultations as they are not part of the reciprocal health agreement between the Isle of Man and England. To access these services, patients need to travel to the UK. The Patient Transfer Team will book air/sea travel and provide advice to patients about their journey.

For up to date information about the Patient Transfer service go to: IOM Government website


Did you know handling agents offer free assistance for all seen, unseen disabilities and illnesses? If you require help getting through security and or the departure lounge then please let the team know. Please don’t suffer and struggle to get through the airport – ask for help. The time to ask for help ( for operational reasons) is when you ring Patient Transfers to book your trip. Explain that you have trouble walking, are undergoing chemo or other aggressive forms of treatment etc. Patient Transfers will then book your assistance and you will be fast tracked through the airport and seated at the rear of the plane. If, by any chance, you forget to do this then please ask for help at the check-in desk. Whilst at Liverpool Airport – Omniserve ( office and seating area opposite check-in) are also more than happy to help you at any time – please ask. Go directly to them if you struggle to walk or stand in queues or are unwell at the Airport and they will facilitate your trip through the airport. Don’t struggle through if you are infirm or unwell . Help is there for you – please ask

There are also patient quiet rooms located at both Ronaldsway and John Lennon (Liverpool) airports.  These are available for use by all Isle of Man patients and do not require pre-booking.