Tag: Jersey General Hospital

Emergency Department survey shows Jersey out-performing UK providers

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Emergency Department at Jersey General Hospital has outperformed UK NHS Trusts, an independent survey has found. Patients who attended the Emergency Department (ED) earlier this year responded to a survey undertaken by the UK-based Picker Institute Europe, which canvassed ED users in 73 different UK hospitals, including Jersey. A total of 850 patients were […]

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Laser technology by new consultant widens range of treatment available at General Hospital

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey’s new urology consultant will be utilising the latest laser technology as part of a drive to enable more patients to receive treatment on the Island. Ben Hughes, who began work at Jersey General Hospital earlier this year, has taken delivery of a laser machine that will be used for the treatment of urinary tract […]

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Listening Post service opens next week

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Listening Post is a new service within Jersey General Hospital which commences on Tuesday 21 January. This will give the general public the opportunity to voice their opinions, concerns or make suggestions informally to help provide Islanders attending the Hospital with the best possible experience. A group of volunteers, co-ordinated by former nurse Veronica […]

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‘Magic crystals’ become illegal in Jersey

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The dangerous psychoactive substance ethylphenidate has been made illegal in Jersey. Known among users and dealers as ‘magic crystals’, ethylphenidate has been widely available in Jersey in recent months. A number of users have tested positive for the drug over the past two months, while others have attended the Emergency Department at Jersey General Hospital […]

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New surgeon’s work increases options for Island cancer sufferers

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The range of cancer treatments available in Jersey has been increased through the appointment of a new consultant specialising in colorectal surgery. Miklos Kassai took up a new post at Jersey General Hospital in November and is already treating Islanders using the latest ‘keyhole’ surgery techniques. Many of his patients would previously have been required […]

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Double danger for users of psychoactive drugs

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dangerous drugs circulating in Jersey may leave users facing a trip to hospital, or to court. This stark warning has been issued by the Health and Social Services Department and States of Jersey Police as a result of a particularly toxic batch of new psychoactive substances known to have been circulating in recent weeks. These […]

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Chief Minister opens final stage of Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The final stage of a two-year refurbishment of the Intensive Care and High Dependency Units at the General Hospital has been completed this week as Jersey’s Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, officially opened the new facility. Earlier stages of the £2.95m project included a complete redesign of the High Dependency Unit (HDU) to enable a […]

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Survey highlights Jersey’s performance against UK healthcare providers

| November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey General Hospital has matched or out-performed UK NHS trusts in the majority of areas of service, an independent patient survey has found. In-patients responded to a survey undertaken by the Picker Institute Europe. The Institute compares healthcare services with each other; in this case benchmarking services provided in Jersey against UK NHS Trusts who […]

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Hospital continues modernisation programme for pathology services

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Changes are to be introduced to the out-of-hours pathology service at Jersey General Hospital as part of an ongoing programme of modernisation. The Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) regularly reviews, updates and develops services at the General Hospital. Whilst the current service has been in existence for many years, and provides accurate test results, […]

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Hospital prescription charge proposal is withdrawn

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) is to withdraw its proposal to re-introduce prescription charges for outpatients at Jersey General Hospital. After listening to the views of the public, and considering feedback from the HSSD Scrutiny Panel, the Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Anne Pryke, has decided to withdraw Proposition P72./2013. The […]

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