Guernsey Health Department to pursue 2020 vision

Related Stories

Guernsey's politicians have given their unanimous approval for the Health and Social Services Department to redefine the way healthcare is provided.

The department put forward a 10-year vision for healthcare, warning current methods and funding were unsustainable.

Health Minister Hunter Adam said: "We're looking at what will be required to provide adequate and affordable care in the years up to 2020 and beyond.

"Plus what steps are needed to get there."

He said: "They must include collaboration with other departments."

Chief Minister Lyndon Trott warned that funding healthcare in the future would mean islanders would have to pay more in taxes.

He said with an expected increase in the proportion of the population dependent on government assistance, eventually the States would be forced to bring in more revenue from taxpayers.

The proposals will cover health care in Guernsey, Alderney and Herm.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey


Guernsey Airport

6 °C 4 °C


  • Honey Sweeter teeth

    Why are there honey versions of so many drinks?

  • I love New York logoCity of dreams

    Why New York can be more of a nightmare than a fairy tale

  • The Queen filming her Christmas speechRoyal address

    The story of the Queen's Christmas speech

  • Protesters in Kiev. Photo: Sergey KushnirIn pictures

    A round-up of the best photos, taken by you, this year

  • Ebola virusDeadly killer

    How Ebola compares with other diseases and outbreaks

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.