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Deputy will never be a team player

WITHOUT knowing any of the details of the code of conduct allegation against Deputy Mike Hadley it is impossible to have an opinion on his guilt or innocence.

We want your views on food safety, says HSSD

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ISLANDERS are being asked to give their views on new food safety legislation which would mean that food produced in Guernsey will have to be traceable to its production source, among other changes.

Sometimes the ‘Guernsey way’ is right


The year-on-year, real-terms reduction in HSSD’s budget has been like watching a flawed pressure cooker waiting to explode, says Peter Roffey. But that doesn’t mean that just throwing cash at our health service will cure all its ills...

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.

Lyons inquiry: HSSD says ‘it would do same again’


WE WOULD have to do the same again, Health and Social Services chief officer Dr Carol Tozer has said, as she defended how the department investigated and referred four Alderney deaths to the police and confirmed the case was back under investigation by HSSD.

Could public inquiry have been avoided?

RELIEF that a police investigation into the deaths of four Alderney residents has found no evidence of criminal acts by an island doctor has to be tempered with concern about the damage done to all connected to the case.

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.

HSSD looks overseas in bid to fill vacancies


OVERSEAS recruitment drives are key to helping plug Health and Social Services’ staffing needs and driving agency staff costs down, the department has said, as it faces an estimated 100 vacancies across all nursing.

Taking down the barriers to adoption

THE ‘glacial pace’ of social reform in Guernsey – as one deputy put it – has the opportunity to pick up speed next month when proposals to change the adoption law are presented.