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Sadly, it was a matter of time...

IT WAS with great sadness that we read the Guernsey Press of 3 October and learned the sad news of a local family who lost their baby earlier this year on Loveridge Ward. Our sadness was deepened by the fact that we have known for the last few years that it was just a matter of time before it happened.

HSSD facing triple crisis

NOT before time, the costly deal to keep the ambulance service running came more into focus last week.

This is about health, not egos

WAKE up HSSD. The GcMaf saga continues. Remedy: let’s trial it here in Guernsey. Let’s be leaders for once, not followers.

‘Substantial risks’ in HSSD taking over ambulance service

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TREASURY and Resources considered there to be ‘substantial commercial and financial risks’ in Health and Social Services’ plans to take over the ambulance service and they were ‘neither fully quantified nor fully mitigated’, the Policy Council has said.

Ambulance deal done in the dark

IN A FLURRY of double negatives, the deputy chief minister yesterday declared that the island had somehow been saved. Quite what from was hard to tell as all the minister would say was that ‘we are now not in danger of not having an ambulance service in Guernsey’.

Resignations shift focus from tragedy

THE folly of the HSSD board’s sudden resignation was laid bare at the weekend as the focus inevitably shifted all too rapidly away from the crisis within the department and on to a grubby game of political musical chairs.

Why choose now as time to resign?

AMONG the myriad questions that remain about the death of a newborn baby and the subsequent resignation of the HSSD board, many concern timing.

Mental care review is long overdue

PROMPTED by the deaths of two young men and troubled by the increasingly damaging effects of legal highs on the mental health of its young people, Jersey instigated a full review of its CAMHS service last year.

Making a profit at A&E is wrong

HSSD have announced they are going to the States to obtain approval so that medical consultants can charge for their services at the Accident and Emergency department and that they hope to raise an extra £100,000 a year by doing so.

HSSD to bust budget by £5m.

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HEALTH and Social Services will overspend its budget by around £5m. this year - largely as a result of failing to deliver on promised savings.

Free GcMaf is too good an opportunity to miss

NUMEROUS letters have recently been published in our local and public newspaper regarding the topic of GcMaf, stating opinions both for and against its abilities and claims regarding providing a cure for cancer and many other illnesses.

Reply missed crux of my argument about benefits

IN RESPONSE to my original letter, published in Open Lines on 9 September under the heading ‘Did Social Security act ultra vires when diverting FTP “saving”?’, the chief minister may have misconstrued the thrust of my letter.