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The prescription for health care in Alderney includes a formal
In terms of the investigation, it was rushed and due process was not
followed and we apologise to the impact that had on Doctor tarmac and
the people of Alderney. -- Doctor Lyons.
from BBC Channel Islands, I'm Charlie McArdle.
Calls for more affordable homes in Guernsey but private
Better emergency midwifery services, more social work, and increasing
clinicians skills are just some of the recommendations made
by a Guernsey review into Alderney's health care.
The independent report also highlights the importance of a full
apology to be made to an Alderney doctor who was investigated
It's been almost two years since this police raid on a surgery
in Alderney stunned people in the Channel Islands.
Dr Rory Lyons was suspended while investigations were underway.
But all cases against him were later dropped.
But according to this latest independent review,
the effects are still having a "significant negative impact"
Among the report's 38 recommendations, one of them
is that there should be a formal apology to Dr Lyons.
It says there should be chemotherapy treatment available on island,
it also says there should be greater use of video conferencing
which could halve the number of trips to Guernsey for treatment
and another recommendation says that making seat belts compulsory
The President of the Committee for Health and Social Care
HSC totally accept the findings of this report at the time, which said
that there were, in terms of the investigation, it was rushed,
We apologise for the impact that had on
The report's been welcomed by one of Alderney's senior politicians.
Louis Jean says now's the time to ensure doctors
They could come in and really work and assist Dr Rory Lyons to get
It seems to me that that may be part of the reason
why there is this lack of continuity in GPs,
it isn't entirely the only answer but it is is certainly part of it.
It's not clear how many of the 38 recommendations will be
Whilst some savings could be made, half of the recommendations
are predicted to cost taxpayers money.
RBS International have announced they are closing Natwest branches
The St Peters branch will close at the end of April
while the Alderney branch will shut in June.
The banking company say the decision was based on usage
It's thought the two Alderney employees will be made redundant.
A teenager's been allegedly assaulted
It's alleged the 15-year-old boy was attacked by two young people
outside a takeaway shop on Union Street
Police want to speak to the driver of a four by four who was shouted
There's a public appeal to find the people responsible
for the fly-tipping of asbestos in Jersey.
Nine bin bags of the dangerous substance were dumped in a field
The Environment Department says it's looking for witnesses because this
It says ?5000 of public money was spent getting
From this incident, there is no risk, it has been cleared up by a
licensed contractor and we would like people to contact us and let us
know if they have got any suspicions about asbestos that may be in the
building they are aware of or they may have seen people carrying black
bin liners, loading it into a vehicle.
The growth of the Guernsey Housing Association is stifling the private
sector rental market, according to the island's
The GHA says a shortage of land is its biggest challenge
in trying to meet demand, but landlords argue that building
more affordable housing will put another nail in the coffin
These are some of the newest properties in the Guernsey Housing
Rodley Park accounts for five of the 54 homes
There's huge demand for affordable housing in the island
and another 40 new builds are also in the pipeline.
We got a waiting list of just under 300 applicants of households. We are
just about 800 properties now. Which we manage, rent and partial
ownership. We have demolished about 300 properties of housing it states
that we are redeveloped. The overall net increase is about 450/15 years.
Developments like this help people to get
on the property ladder through partial ownership schemes -
but there are concerns that it's having a negative effect
They have steadily taken clients that have gone into the private
sector and they have migrated to the GHA. It is no wonder they have done
that. The private sector are not getting any breaks are to help us
keep pace with what they are producing, rather than catching up.
Our tax breaks have been cocked, we do not get any incentive to improve
properties with the installation and over the past few years, we've
reduced between five and 10% in the private sector of the older
generation are just packing it in and putting them money another
means. -- their money in other means.
Private landlords claim their livelihoods are being stifled.
While they can understand why people choose to move from private rentals
to housing association properties - they simply want to be able
Roisin Gauson, BBC Channel Islands News, Guernsey.
Growers have criticised a delay in a government plan
The Rural Economic Strategy looks at how local produce and the organic
industry can be developed, and what subsidies
It was due out in 2015, but the Economic Development
Department says the delay was due to changing budgets
and it'll be published within the next week.
A public inquiry is being held into the building
of the new Les Quennevais school in Jersey.
It's after the Environment Minister backed plans for the secondary
school to be built on protected fields in St Brelade.
The inquiry, at St Brelade Parish Hall, is expected
Health bosses at Jersey's General Hospital say they're seeing
an increase in the amount of patients admitted onto wards
So to help nurses engage with their patients,
they're trialling two activity boxes with games and puzzles.
It's part of a wider strategy to improve care
for patients with dementia as Jessica Banham reports.
Sylvia Green has been on Beauport ward
She's been using games from the activity boxes
But nurses says the boxes are also helping them
improve care for the increasing number of patients
It's good to engage with them, to get them involved with the nursing
staff and also with their families and relatives. It is very tactile
civic and Ashley get involved with making jigsaws and roaring and the
Drawing and colouring is very therapeutic for them as well. They
include puzzles, crosswords, dominoes and Queens Park which
provided to clients on the ward. There is a lovely puzzle which is
wiped clean puzzle which our clients really seem to enjoy.
There are around 1400 people living with dementia in Jersey.
But it's thought less than half of those
Numbers are also likely to double in the next 25 years.
Alongside the activity boxes, nurses have also made
visiting times more flexible and Chantal says they want
to improve signage on the ward so they show pictures
orthopaedics, it's that our patients orthopaedics, it's that our patients
have dementia and other needs. By putting these things in place, it
will make a difference to all patients, it will be better for
everybody. I was going to ask you later if
there is some place to buy them. Before the weather,
some travel news. Three major airlines
are relocating at Gatwick Airport. Over the next three days, EasyJet,
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways EasyJet will fly entirely
from the North Terminal. British Airways is moving
to the South Terminal with Virgin Gatwick says passengers should
double check which terminal they're Here's David Braine
with the weather. Good evening. The most of us, I
think we can cope with the low temperatures if we get some
sunshine. That is about to change. Note only does it stay cold, it
might get colder, we start to lose the sun join as well. You have been
taking pictures. A fantastic shot of the lighthouse. It looks like we're
going to see more cloud developing over the next 24 hours. Cold and dry
four tomorrow, and early frost. The breeze picks up. That is going to
feature in our weather forecasts over the next few days because the
high pressure is beginning to weaken, it opens the door for these
weather fronts to come in from the west. The isobars gets squeezed
together, more of is developing by the end of the day tomorrow. A
pretty lively breeze for all of us on Thursday, a cold wind also.
Rustic and overnight tonight, 0 Celsius, minus one. A chilly start.
A frosty start in places as well. We will see some sunshine in the
morning but more cloud comes from the south-east are in because of the
day and by the end of the afternoon, it is pretty cloudy. But. The
temperatures, just for five Celsius the top tempter. A critically windy
day on Thursday. It is a raw wind as well, feeling bitterly cold on
Thursday, slightly less cold Friday and into Saturday. Have a good
night. That's your news this
Tuesday evening. BBC Radio Guernsey and Jersey
will have bulletins from six tomorrow morning and I'll be back
at 6.30 tomorrow.