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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

"Silver Tsunami Can Be Averted"


THE most radical reform of health services for generations is proposed today as Jersey gears up to deal with an unprecedented rise in the number of retired Islanders.
Consultants brought in to suggest ways forward warn that the ‘silver tsunami’ threatening to hit Jersey’s shores will put huge demands on the healthcare system.

"Just give them all a shot of your spare bird flu vaccine, that should see them off, and fix the pension problem"

Today Health Minister Anne Pryke launched a major consultation to get Islanders’ views on the proposals, which, if accepted by the States, would drastically alter the way in which services are provided.
She said that Jersey needed to act now. The consultation paper says that the Hospital will need extensive refurbishment or replacing, which could cost up to £300 million.

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