Tag "Health"


Fuel up, other rises to spend more on health

FUEL duty will be hiked, personal income tax allowances frozen and large retailers hit by tax increases, under a string of proposals in the 2016 Budget, to help cover a rising health budget.

Firm fined £2,000 for 25 dead mice found in ceiling

Cobo Food Hall

STAFF saw rodents scurrying around Cobo Food Hall, the Magistrate’s Court was told yesterday, when the company which owns it, Sandpiper CI, faced the legal consequences of the infestation which led to the shop’s temporary closure in October.

GPs’ concerns met in ending manpower cap


DOCTORS in Guernsey are not scared of competition that could come from proposals to scrap the cap on GP numbers, local British Medical Association spokesman Dr Brian Parkin said.

Halfway house should be Health’s aim

New Health minister Paul Luxon has warned that the current HSSD budget is inadequate. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 7793929)

Enforcing the same spending constraints on HSSD as other departments was always unrealistic, but the needs-driven budget its minister now seeks is equally so. Let’s get some balance, says former health minister Peter Roffey, who detects a whiff of hypocrisy...

Unit drink price ‘will save lives’

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THREE deaths a year could be cut by minimum alcohol unit pricing and the tough stance could start to tackle some of the advertising that bombards young people, medical officer of health Dr Stephen Bridgman has said.

Patients’ surgeries delayed

MSG, Medical specialists group

HUNDREDS of patients have faced delays in orthopaedic surgery while the island is hit by a continued backlog of procedures.

GMC puts doctors’ revalidation on hold


REVALIDATION of Guernsey’s doctors and consultants has been deferred for six months by the General Medical Council in response to the damning midwifery findings, the new Health and Social Services minister Paul Luxon has revealed.