HSC members finally make visit to Alderney

MEMBERS of Guernsey’s Health & Social Care committee have finally made it to Alderney to discuss topics with a range of people in the island.

The extension to the Connaught Care Home was the first port of call for members of Guernsey’s Committee for Health & Social Care, who made it to Alderney after weather forced a visit planned for earlier in the year to be called off. (Picture by David Nash)
The extension to the Connaught Care Home was the first port of call for members of Guernsey’s Committee for Health & Social Care, who made it to Alderney after weather forced a visit planned for earlier in the year to be called off. (Picture by David Nash)

The committee arrived on the early flight yesterday and members’ first stop was the new Connaught Care Home extension.

Locally-based contractor Simon Wild explained the plans to members.

The committee also viewed the Mignot Memorial Hospital from outside, due to the current Covid-19 situation, and met a variety of stakeholders throughout the day.

A committee spokesman said the visit was part of an ongoing programme of familiarisation visits that have been arranged for members.

‘The visit was postponed earlier in the year due to poor weather and had to be rearranged,’ he said.

‘The committee will be meeting with members of the States of Alderney and with a number of private and third sector organisations to discuss health and care provision in Alderney.

‘The aim is to better understand the needs of the Alderney population, build relationships and discuss common issues and challenges.’

HSC president Al Brouard, vice-president Tina Bury and members Deputy Marc Leadbeater and Alex Snowdon, who is an Alderney representative in the States of Guernsey, all attended.

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