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HSSD takes ‘immediate action’ following midwifery findings


BUYING new equipment, drafting in new staff and consulting with existing midwives is among the immediate action being taken by Health and Social Services before it publishes its extensive action plan in response to damning midwifery service findings, it has been revealed.

Never shoot the messenger

ONE of the most baffling things to onlookers about the maternity crisis engulfing HSSD is that it took a member of staff to appeal to a higher, UK-based body before anyone locally would listen.

Findings about baby’s death will stay secret

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DETAILS surrounding the death of a newborn baby and the subsequent internal investigation will not be released publicly by Health and Social Services, its chief officer, Dr Carol Tozer has said.

Midwives cannot bear all the blame

WITH the exception of the midwife who risked her career by refusing to accept what she saw as the sub-standard investigation into a baby’s death, few people emerge from the Nursing and Midwifery Council investigation in credit.

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.

Time for answers for Anthony

IT is a heart-wrenching story that has touched thousands of our readers since we first revealed the tale of little Anthony McMahon’s battle for a life-changing leg operation.

Football coaches back surgery for Anthony

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ANTHONY McMahon is the ‘perfect football player’ to coach but he is reaching a point where his disability will start to hold him back, his football mentors have said.

Guernsey is ready for Ebola

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EBOLA can be successfully tackled and contained should it arrive on Guernsey shores, Health and Social Services has said.

Anthony deserves a chance, says surgeon

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BUREAUCRACY is standing in the way of a nine-year-old boy having an operation the only alternative to which is amputation, a world-renowned US-based doctor has said.