As a result of recent organisational changes in the Isle of Man, the director of public health has resigned from their position.
The government of the Isle of Man has acknowledged that the director of public health on the island has made the decision to stand down from her position.
The change in the culture of the administration, which was declared by the chief minister, has resulted in Henrietta Ewart’s decision to resign from her position.
It came as a result of a decision made by an employment tribunal, which determined that a whistle blower had been fired in an unjust manner.
It was said that Dr. Ewart had a “unpleasant attitude” towards Rosalind Ranson, who was the medical director.
It is the most recent departure in a string of departures by top government employees, and it comes after the resignation of David Ashford from his position on the Council of Ministers.
Alfred Cannan, the Chief Minister of the Isle of Man, has said in the past that the upcoming changes in personnel would give Isle of Man ministers the opportunity to “take a close look at culture and governance” inside the government.
The tribunal arrived at the conclusion that Dr. Ranson had been “made to feel not wanted” and was finally terminated in an unjust manner.
It has a defiant tone.
The research came to the conclusion that the chief executive of the DHSC, Kathryn Magson, had denied access to politicians, and that the previous minister of health, Mr. Ashford, had placed an excessive amount of reliance on the information that Magson had supplied to him.
In addition, the report from the tribunal said that at one time during the pandemic, Dr. Ewart banned Dr. Ranson’s phone after receiving a text message from her inquiring about testing routes one evening. The text message was received after Dr. Ewart had blocked Dr. Ranson’s number.
In the investigation, it was said that Dr. Ewart’s “indignant, arrogant, and defiant tone” when giving testimony regarding the interaction was “astonishing.” The report also stated that the communications had not justified “such harshness.”
The government of the island has announced, through a statement, that Dr. Ewart, who has served as the head of the island’s public health directorate since 2016, has decided to step down from his position and retire.
Caldric Randall, the Interim Chief Secretary, said that “The function of director of public health is vitally essential to our society,” and that “the advertisement for this post will take place in due time.”