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Council To Close Park House In June

Council To Close Park House In June

Scilly’s Council has announced that it will close the islands’ only residential care home, Park House, in June, despite councilors expressing “no appetite” for the service to end. At the last Full Council Meeting on 7th March, Senior Officer for Community Services Aisling Hick told councilors that the decision to close Park House, based on […]

Park House Future In The Hands Of Council Officers, Elected Members Told

Park House Future In The Hands Of Council Officers, Elected Members Told

Scilly’s Senior Officer For Community Services has said she will make the decision on the future of Park House, not elected members. Aisling Hick was speaking at the recent Full Council meeting in response to a question from Cllr Gordon Bilsborough, who wanted a guarantee that the islands’ only care home would remain open, despite […]

Plans To Merge Park House With St Mary’s Hospital Move A Step Closer

Plans To Merge Park House With St Mary’s Hospital Move A Step Closer

Plans to merge Park House with St Mary’s hospital have moved a step closer after councillors voted in favour of developing the scheme. It follows an appraisal of the options for the care of elderly and vulnerable residents on the islands, produced by Five Square Solutions, a consultancy firm based in Plymouth. The report was […]

NHS Says Scilly’s Hospital Food Hygiene Failings Have Been Rectified

NHS Says Scilly’s Hospital Food Hygiene Failings Have Been Rectified

The NHS Trust responsible for St Mary’s Hospital in Scilly says all the deficiencies picked up in a recent food hygiene inspection have been addressed. Environmental Health officers said the hospital’s kitchen required “major improvement” and rated it as ‘1’ on the Food Standards Agency’s national rating scheme, following a visit in February. Establishments serving […]

Councillor Urging Islanders To Fill In Elder Care Survey

Councillor Urging Islanders To Fill In Elder Care Survey

The councillor responsible for providing care for elderly people in Scilly is urging all islanders to give their views on the service. Cllr Fran Grottick, who chairs the Council’s Community Services committee, says the questionnaire has been sent to every household on the islands and needs to be filled in by the end of the […]

Scilly’s Healthwatch Highly Commended For Its Work

Scilly’s Healthwatch Highly Commended For Its Work

Scilly’s Healthwatch organisation has been highly commended at this year’s Healthwatch England Awards in Nottingham. The group, which acts as an independent watchdog for local health service users, received a commendation for its work in the community. Healthwatch Isles of Scilly focused on the work it has done to become a local information hub. They […]

Busy April For Air Ambulance In Scilly

Busy April For Air Ambulance In Scilly

The Cornwall Air Ambulance had a busy April in Scilly. The helicopter airlifted five patients to Treliske Hospital during the month, three of whom were suffering from serious medical conditions. A visitor to Tresco injured her leg after falling on the coast path and was flown to the mainland hospital in 35 minutes. And a […]

Health Professionals Urging Men To Take Up Aneurysm Screening In Scilly

Health Professionals Urging Men To Take Up Aneurysm Screening In Scilly

The NHS are urging eligible men in Scilly to attend the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening service, which returns to St Mary’s Health Centre on Thursday 7th July. Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur when the main blood vessel from the heart weakens and ruptures. It’s more common in men as they get older and the NHS is now offering […]

Chance To Have Your Say On Health And Social Care

Chance To Have Your Say On Health And Social Care

Islanders will have their chance to tell NHS bosses what kind of health and social care they expect for the future at a public meeting and a question and answer session on 22nd March. Similar events have already been held in Cornwall. They’re being arranged because both NHS and Council management need to put together […]

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