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Islanders Can Share Opinions On Future Of Park House

Islanders Can Share Opinions On Future Of Park House

Islanders can share their opinions on the future of Park House, the Council-run residential home, in sessions tomorrow and Thursday. Last month the Community Services Committee meeting heard how Park House has become financially unviable and unsuited for its role as a care home. That’s prompted Cllr Fran Grottick, the Acting Chairman of Community Services, […]

‘Every Option On The Table’ For Elder Care, Says Council

‘Every Option On The Table’ For Elder Care, Says Council

Councillors have voted to look at “every option” for caring for elderly people in Scilly. And they refused to support an amendment that would have meant closing all residential care on the islands isn’t considered as part of the analysis. Tuesday’s Community Services Committee meeting heard how Park House has become financially unviable and unsuited […]

Park House Closure An Option, Councillors to Be Told

Park House Closure An Option, Councillors to Be Told

The Council could close Scilly’s only residential care home, Park House, and send residents with the greatest need to the mainland. Those are some of the options being put forward to councillors at Tuesday’s Community Services meeting. A report being presented by Senior Adult Social Care Manager Gareth Peters will outline how Park House is […]

Scilly Has ‘Alarming’ Number Of Youngsters With Mental Health Issues

Scilly Has ‘Alarming’ Number Of Youngsters With Mental Health Issues

The number of children presenting with mental health issues in Scilly is “alarming” and the Five Islands School needs to do more to identify problems at an earlier stage. That was the view expressed by Cllr Marian Bennett at last week’s Children’s Committee meeting, where members heard that eighteen youngsters on the islands were currently […]

Championship Gig Rower Appointed As Scilly’s New GP

Championship Gig Rower Appointed As Scilly’s New GP

A World Championship gig rower and frequent visitor to Scilly has been appointed as the islands’ new GP. Judith Hindley is a doctor in the Helston practice that runs the islands’ Health Centre and has been based in the Porthleven branch for the past 12 years. She’s taken up the vacant position following the departure […]

Healthwatch Holding Open Day At New Offices

Healthwatch Holding Open Day At New Offices

You can help shape Healthwatch’s priorities for the year ahead during a special event tomorrow. The watchdog has the power to hold NHS or adult social care service providers used by islanders to account, whether those services are based in Scilly or on the mainland. They are holding their first open day at their new […]

New Ambulance Kit Will Help Scilly’s Heart Patients

New Ambulance Kit Will Help Scilly’s Heart Patients

New diagnostic equipment being installed in Scilly’s ambulances this week will mean mainland doctors have better access to information about what’s wrong with patients before they are evacuated to Treliske. The kit, known as ECS or Electronic Care System, allows technicians and paramedics to send cardiac ECG readings from suspected cardiac patients direct to specialists […]

Councillors Not Consulted On Hospital Lease Plan

Councillors Not Consulted On Hospital Lease Plan

The Chairman of Scilly’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Cllr Gordon Bilsborough, says elected members should have made the decision to investigate taking over the St Mary’s Hospital lease. Yesterday Radio Scilly reported that our MP Derek Thomas had, on the invitation of the Council, discussed the idea of the authority taking over the hospital […]

MP Wants St Mary’s Hospital Transferred To Council

MP Wants St Mary’s Hospital Transferred To Council

The St Mary’s Hospital building could be transferred to Council ownership. Scilly’s MP Derek Thomas says he wants the NHS Property division to hand over the asset to the Town Hall so that a combined health and social care facility, including an improved end-of-life unit, can be developed. Derek says there’s been a move towards […]