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UK hospital agrees to operate on severely disabled Saint girl – but only after judge denounces three others that refused

A Saint teenager with “catastrophic” disabilities is to be given a desperately-needed operation in the UK – but only after three National Health Service trusts REFUSED to treat her. St Helena’s chief justice, Judge Charles Ekins, said it was “shameful” … Continue reading

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Ship diverts 180 miles to pick up sick girl – after first offer of help was turned down

The Master and owners of a cargo ship have been praised for diverting to pick up a desperately sick child on St Helena – two days after being told their vessel was unsuitable. The MV Traveller was the only ship to … Continue reading

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Infants and old at risk as virus spreads through island

Large numbers of sick children on St Helena are reported to have been infected with a virus that can be serious for infants and old people. Many of those turning up at the hospital in Jamestown with the respiratory syncytial … Continue reading

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Medics perform St Helena’s first heart op

Medics on St Helena have saved a patient’s life by performing the island’s first-ever heart surgery, reports St Helena Government.  It was carried out in at the hospital Jamestown by Senior Medical Officer Dr Attila Frigyesi and Surgeon Dr Carlos … Continue reading

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St Helena needs ‘new hospital and new health service,’ says Ian

Health leaders have been given six months to make a case for building a new hospital on St Helena. But Ian Rummery, chairman of the island’s public health committee, has called for wholesale reform. “The case we have to make … Continue reading

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Sailors welcome: but don’t leave any nasty gifts

Visiting mariners have been described as a potential health risk to people on St Helena – because of what they might get up to on shore. The danger of them passing on diseases through amorous encounters has been identified as … Continue reading

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LegCo set to debate health, housing and Lottery cash

The state of health care on St Helena is to be challenged at the first full meeting of the island’s Legislative Council since its inaugural session in July 2013. Councillor Leslie Baldwin has called for members to debate the level … Continue reading

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Health and social services projects get top marks

Overall ‘A’ ratings have been awarded for two major projects run by St Helena’s Health and Social Welfare Directorate. It means the Healthlink 3 and Health Strategy projects both funded by the UK for three and a half years, achieved their overall objectives when … Continue reading

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Island ‘could not cope’ with plane crash, warns medic

Medical teams on St Helena would struggle to cope with a major accident at the island’s new airport, a visiting doctor has warned. Dr Ahmad Risk, who has been qualified for 40 years, has acted as a healthcare consultant as … Continue reading

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The Risk Assessment: Castle responds to doctor’s comments

Dr Ahmad Risk ended a two-month stint as a locum medic in Jamestown’s hospital by telling Saint FM listeners his views on the state of healthcare on St Helena. He had high praise for staff, but also raised concerns about … Continue reading

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