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Delay In Scilly NHS Transfer

Delay In Scilly NHS Transfer

There’s been a delay in approving the transfer of NHS staff and resources in Scilly to a new not-for-profit company outside the NHS. The local NHS was set to approve it in March, but they are now going to make that decision at the end of this month because the Primary Care Trust raised questions […]

Islanders Give Their Views On Health Services

Islanders Give Their Views On Health Services

Islanders like the friendliness of the staff at the Health Centre but they’re worried about the future of the GP practice and unhappy about the access to optician services. That’s the finding of a major survey by the health watchdog LINK. 14% of island homes replied to the questionnaire and 1082 comments were logged. Carol Clark […]

Health Watchdog Seeking Feedback On Maternity Services On Scilly

Health Watchdog Seeking Feedback On Maternity Services On Scilly

Have you had a baby in the last four years in Scilly or at Treliske? The Health watchdog Link wants your feedback ahead of a meeting with NHS bosses on Monday. A team from the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust will meet with the Link representative Dr Adrian Davis. Link’s Carol Clarke says islanders have complained that […]

Health Watchdog Investigates Incidents At Royal Cornwall Hospitals

Health Watchdog Investigates Incidents At Royal Cornwall Hospitals

Its not known whether any islands’ patients’ lives have been put at risk through a series of serious medical mistakes in operating theatres within the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust which are being investigated by the most powerful health watchdog. The Care Quality Commission made a surprise visit to Treliske on Wednesday. The inspectors are looking into breaches of procedure […]

Uncertainty Remains Over Scilly Health Practice

Uncertainty Remains Over Scilly Health Practice

There’s still uncertainty over how our islands’ health centre practice will be operated with the departure of Dr Dalton and Dr Jefferies. NHS bosses were expected to make an announcement on who will run the service last Thursday but have instead just said it’s business as usual. We understand that the primary care trust was approached by two practices that […]

NHS Urges Public To Be Wary Of Bogus Caller

NHS Urges Public To Be Wary Of Bogus Caller

Health bosses in Scilly  and Cornwall are warning islanders not to be fooled by cold callers who claim to have obtained information from the NHS and want to sell them a product or service. A member of the public received a phone call from a claims handling firm offering hearing tests so that people can […]

Treliske Hospital Fined For Mixed Sex Wards

Treliske Hospital Fined For Mixed Sex Wards

Treliske Hospital operator, the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, has been fined a total of £11,500 for putting patients in mixed sex wards. The previous Labour government originally planned to scrap mixed sex wards but eventually condeded that this would cost too much. However, the new coalition government says they will scrap mixed sex accommodation in all […]

Youngsters Views To Be Sought ‘Big Brother’ Style

Youngsters Views To Be Sought ‘Big Brother’ Style

Council staff are using the controversial television show Big Brother as a model to find out how young people in Scilly feel about life and the services they are offered. Councillors have heard that a diary room, similar to the one used on the tv show, will be set up to give youngsters a chance to […]

NHS To Fund Projects That Enhance Islanders’ Health

NHS To Fund Projects That Enhance Islanders’ Health

Community groups or individuals with projects that will broadly improve islanders’ health and wellbeing can apply for grant funding from today under the small award scheme with our local NHS. Up to £300 is available for initiatives that involve some form of exercise or other approaches to increasing wellbeing on the islands. In the past, the St […]