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Treliske Consortium Could Operate St Mary’s Hospital

Treliske Consortium Could Operate St Mary’s Hospital

A consortium that includes the trust that runs Treliske hospital could be taking over St Mary’s hospital when the current provider Peninsula Community Health ends its contract in March next year. The Health Service Journal is reporting that a trio, made up of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, mental health provider Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust and […]

Scilly’s Ambulance Crew Beating Response Targets

Scilly’s Ambulance Crew Beating Response Targets

Scilly’s ambulance crew are beating their target for responding to the most serious emergencies. The region’s ambulance trust, SWAST, says that there were 51 so-called ‘red calls’ received between April and August this year. They are the highest priority and include cardiac arrest, strokes and breathing problems. In 88% of cases the crew arrived within […]

No Decision Yet On New Operator For St Mary’s Hospital

No Decision Yet On New Operator For St Mary’s Hospital

NHS management in Scilly and Cornwall still can’t say which organisation will take over the operation of St Mary’s Hospital next year. A not-for-profit company, Peninsula Community Health, was formed in 2011 and currently runs the hospital. But in July they announced they wouldn’t be applying for the contract again when it comes up for […]

Health Professionals In Scilly Praised For Groundbreaking Work

Health Professionals In Scilly Praised For Groundbreaking Work

The Chairman of the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group has applauded Dr John Garman and the healthcare professionals in Scilly for their groundbreaking work to improve patient experiences. The NHS board met in Scilly at the Old Wesleyan Chapel yesterday. Dr Garman explained that health and social care staff and providers here meet regularly to discuss […]

New Dentist Interviews Taking Place Today

New Dentist Interviews Taking Place Today

Interviews for a new dentist for Scilly are being held today. And the company that runs dental services on the islands says that there won’t be any problems obtaining appointments when the current dentist Dr Bob Seddon retires in a few weeks time. Some residents have told Radio Scilly that they haven’t been able to […]

St Mary’s Hospital Signs Up To National ‘Safe Places’ Scheme

St Mary’s Hospital Signs Up To National ‘Safe Places’ Scheme

People with learning difficulties who feel scared or at risk while they’re out and about on the islands will soon have somewhere to go for help. St Mary’s Hospital has signed up to the national ‘Safe Places’ scheme. And the organisation that runs the hospital, Peninsula Community Health, says staff will start to receive specialist […]

Your Chance To Question NHS Kernow

Your Chance To Question NHS Kernow

Islanders will be able to question the body responsible for commissioning health services when NHS Kernow visit St Mary’s next month. Their governing body is meeting at the Old Wesleyan Chapel at 10.30am on 8th September. Although the meeting agenda isn’t finalised, it’s likely that they’ll discuss the future operation of St Mary’s Hospital. Its […]

Islands’ Healthwatch Organisation Looking For New Directors

Islands’ Healthwatch Organisation Looking For New Directors

If you’ve got an interest in health and social care and want to ensure islanders get the best possible services, then Healthwatch would like to hear from you. The organisation that monitors how health services are being delivered here in Scilly and on the mainland is looking for new board members. Healthwatch Manager Carol Clarke […]

Children’s Health Services In Scilly Will ‘Continue As Normal’

Children’s Health Services In Scilly Will ‘Continue As Normal’

A commercial operator won’t, for now, be able to pitch for the contract to take on some of Scilly’s health services. NHS Kernow, who contract health providers, have cancelled their planned procurement of a children’s healthcare and mental health services provider. The tendering process was underway but they’ve put plans on hold until details of […]