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‘Leaner’ service will risk future health of islanders

YOUR editorial on 2 January says: ‘And then there is health. Having thrown money at the problem it is time to make good on the promise of a new leaner organisation which does the same excellent job at a greatly reduced cost.’ Money has not been ‘thrown at health’. In 2010 the spend of the department was £107,685,000. If that had kept up with inflation it would now be £128,979,000, £10m. more than it actually is. Keeping up with medical inflation and the increasing number of elderly people requiring medical treatment would have meant an even higher figure.

Deputies pressure HSSD on Fabry sufferer’s cause

Pic by Adrian Miller 27-07-15 Beau Sejour Centre Neil McMillan who suffers from Fabry disease and HSSD will not fund his treatment.

POLITICAL pressure is mounting on HSSD to reconsider its decision to deny life-prolonging treatment to charity volunteer Neil McMillan, as deputies support calls for a review of the case and investigation into funding policies.

HSSD ‘put under strain by insurers’


‘INDEFENSIBLE’ insurers are offering cash incentives to patients who let the overspending Health and Social Services pick up the bill for hospital treatment instead of going private, minister Paul Luxon warned, labelling it an ‘inequitable’ and ‘inappropriate’ strain.

Surgery delays stack up


MAJOR changes to Guernsey’s backlogged orthopaedic services are being investigated as Health and Social Services publicly apologises for delays facing more than 100 patients waiting for surgery.

Surgery raid defended by police chief


GUERNSEY’S Police Chief personally travelled to Alderney yesterday to defend the force’s search of a GP’s surgery in the wake of allegations the operation had been ‘heavy-handed’.

Third-sector help for HSSD’s new schemes


TWO schemes to help vulnerable children and families are being worked on by Health and Social Services with the help of experts outside of government in the third sector.

HSSD steels itself to more delays

The new mental health block at the Oberlands is now expected to open between four and six weeks behind schedule. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 6499424)

CONSTRUCTION of the new mental health centre at the hospital has been hit by further delays as Health and Social Services revealed parts of the building needed additional steel fitted.