The number of Isle of Man hospital admissions where the primary diagnosis includes all malignant cancers and all carcinoma in situ (considered stage 0) surged in 2021 to a total of at least 1,717, according to new data released under Freedom of Information Act protections last week. The data was published by Manx Care in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, and publicly noted on social media by Isle of Man user “Jennifer Judge“.

According to the data published by Manx Care, there were a total of 529 hospital cancer admissions in 2019, just 95 hospital cancer admissions in 2020, and at least 1,717 hospital cancer admissions in 2021. The data was published on 30 December 2021, in response to a request on 1 December 2021, so it is possible that there were more admissions in late December 2021 after the data was compiled.

The data published by Manx Care, and charted by the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance, shows a correlation between a surge in hospital admissions for cancer and the end of the lockdowns caused by the mistakes of the Isle of Man Cabinet Office in early 2021.

A total of just 23 cancer patients were admitted to hospital during the lockdown-affected months of March-June 2020. Just 34 people were admitted to hospital with the primary diagnosis of cancer during the first three months of 2021, which was the time of the Cabinet Office’s second and third lockdowns.

After the end of the Cabinet Office Lockdowns, hospital cancer admissions increased dramatically, with Manx Care reporting that an average of 240 people were admitted to hospital with a primary diagnosis of cancer for the period from April 2021 to September 2021.

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