Funding a new hospital for Jersey

Posted on Categories Economy, Health

It seems like we have been talking about a new hospital for a long time. Do we need it? Where should it go? How much will it cost? I am convinced that we do need a new hospital. The existing building has developed piecemeal over many decades and its physical condition, assessed in an independent survey, … Read more Funding a new hospital for Jersey

Ant’s Challenge

Ant’s Challenge

Ant’s Challenge

How do we shape a long-term vision for Jersey

In my last blog post, I looked at why we need a long-term vision for Jersey – an addition to the four year plans set by each Council of Ministers and which would be the guiding document by which all other policies across government would be guided and informed. How though do we begin the process … Read more How do we shape a long-term vision for Jersey

Cancer screening – making it easier to get the appointment you want

Posted on Categories eGov, Health

Cancer is something that can affect many people’s lives in some way or another. As Head of Healthcare Programmes, I oversee the three cancer screening programmes we offer in Jersey: Bowel, Cervical and Breast. Screening is designed to saves lives by preventing cancer or detecting cancer as early as possible. We’ve made it easier for … Read more Cancer screening – making it easier to get the appointment you want

Health, happiness and our environment

Can you put a cost on the contribution of the environment to our health and happiness? Yes, according to the authors of a study from the University of California. They say cities that invest in encouraging their citizens to be physically active show better economic productivity, higher property values and improved school performance. They also … Read more Health, happiness and our environment

A year of government

Posted on Categories Economy, Education, Health

As we reach the end of a busy year it’s the time to take stock. We have seen some eye catching headlines and a lot has been said about our strategic priorities and financial plan. But government has been getting on with things. You can now pay your social security contributions online, police officers are … Read more A year of government

Fit for the future

Jersey’s Health and Social Services Department is effectively one of Jersey’s largest businesses, although it is not often considered in such terms. With a budget of more than £200 million a year and around 2,700 employees, we deliver a range of services covering the hospital, mental health, community and social work, and public health. At … Read more Fit for the future