Senior scientists get £35,000 in
The average earning for a senior laboratory scientist in Jersey’s hospital doing overtime is around £36,000, on top of their £47,000 salary.
Because of the extent of this cost, Jersey's Health department have decided to employ UK scientists who are cheaper.
Once new staff are trained up, it will save the department more than £40,000 a year.
The Out Of Hours service has been costing HSSD £620,000 a year.
A few week's back, the hospital's management team proposed a different offer but 18 Out Of Hours staff unanimously rejected it.
HSSD believes the current service provides accurate care but is old fashioned in terms of delivery and extremely expensive when compared to similar services on the mainland.
The Out Of Hours service provides diagnostic tests at night and at weekends, ensuring round-the-clock access to emergency laboratory test results.