Jersey patients face hospital pain clinic wait
- 7 June 2011
- From the section Jersey
Almost a third of patients referred to a specialist at Jersey's General Hospital have to wait more than three months.
Health minister Anne Pryke told the States that 30% of people referred to the pain clinic wait more than 13 weeks for an appointment.
She added that a staffing shortage is part of the problem.
"There has been a post vacant for a nurse specialist since the beginning of this year," she said.
Ms Pryke said: "The nurse is able to hold clinics in their own right so that has caused some delays.
"The vacancy has been advertised, recruitment is underway and there are a number of candidates for the interview."