Turnbull becomes permanent Medical Officer
Dr Susan Turnbull has been appointed Medical Officer of Health on a permanent basis.
She became acting Medical Officer last September when Dr Rosemary Geller became ill and later retired.
Health Minister, Deputy Anne Pryke, said: "Over the last few months Dr Turnbull has developed an important partnership with colleagues in Guernsey, enabling us to establish patterns of joint working which allow for the sharing knowledge and resources.
"This work, coupled with closer ties to the States own Environment Department will allow her, as MOH, to establish a smaller yet highly effective public health team."
The mother of two is a former doctor and became Deputy Medical Officer in 2006.
Dr Turnbull said: "It is with great pride that I formally take up the post, Jersey's Medical
Officer of Health. I look forward to working hard to help protect and improve the health of
fellow Islanders. My family and I love life in Jersey and, in the five years we have been
here, could not have been made more welcome. There could not be any better place to
practise public health medicine."
I wonder if Sue has had her own kids injected with the swine flu vaccine?