Tag "Health"

Gems paramedic cover ‘not in competition’ with St John’s


A NEW ambulance service has been formed to provide paramedic cover at motorsport events, it has emerged. Guernsey Event Medical Services, to be known as Gems, was set-up at the beginning of this year by a former St John Ambulance and Rescue paramedic. Although its main focus will be on motorsport, those behind the company have said there is potential for it to extend. The St John Ambulance and Rescue Service currently provides paramedic cover at local events where possible but it has been claimed that staff have sometimes been called away from an event if there is an emergency where they need to attend. Gems director John Atkins, pictured, said the company wanted to work with St John. ‘We set up at the start of this year and have been in discussions with St John about providing medical cover in Guernsey for hill-climbs, sprints and sand-racing,’ he said.

GcMaf has been trialled

MAY I please respond to Deputy Mike Hadley’s latest letter on GcMaf? He now at last admits there are scientific papers published about GcMaf, but says they are not in mainstream journals.

Conflicting information about Immuno Biotech/GcMaf

DAVID NOAKES, the chief executive officer of Immuno Biotec claims there is a conspiracy to close his company down because its cure for cancer (sic) threatens the large pharmaceutical companies. Mr Noakes was once a candidate for leadership of UKIP and believes the European Union is itself a huge conspiracy.

Smoke bans move beyond passive steps

WITH the exception of a diehard few, not many people would willingly return to the days when smoking was commonplace in pubs, cinemas and even on flights.

Teen pregnancy rates to be tackled

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PLANS to tackle high rates of teenage pregnancies will be addressed in a forthcoming sexual health strategy, a leading consultant has said.

Addiction to secrecy is widespread

NOW that the unredacted version of the Lightfoot review into the operation of the Ambulance and Rescue Service has finally been released, it is possible to see that withholding the information was secrecy for the sake of secrecy.

EU laws should not apply here

I WAS horrified to read the Guernsey Press article on Judy Hayman, who may lose the vitamins she needs because the deputies are to decide on food supplements legislation, i.e., the EU law to control vitamins.

Health must respect this cat’s claws

TO THE surprise of no one, HSSD survived this week’s vote of no confidence by a hefty majority. It was not so much an endorsement of the brilliant job being done by the current board as an acknowledgement that the department would not benefit from more disruption. However, a bad-tempered debate raises doubts about what improvements islanders can hope for in their health service.

Front-page Health story was misleading

THE Health and Social Services Department wishes to correct statements made in relation to the evaluation and recommended next steps for the bowel cancer screening programme on pages one and two of the Guernsey Press on Monday 27 January.

Left in limbo after operation cancelled

Christine Koshy, who has been waiting for four months for an operation on her shoulder, was told it has been cancelled because the hospital has no beds. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1337996)

A GRANDMOTHER who has been in agony for four years with a shoulder problem was left distraught yesterday after her operation was cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice.