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Retired medical staff called to “help the health service”

Retired medical staff called to “help the health service”

Monday 30 March 2020

Retired medical staff called to “help the health service”


The government has put a call out for recently retired medical staff workers to bolster the health service.

The Health Department are calling upon anyone who has been a health worker in the last three years to temporarily return to the profession, during the covid-19 health crisis.

Specifically, the health service needs help from the following roles: 

  • nurses;
  • doctors;
  • dentists;
  • healthcare scientists;
  • pharmacists;
  • GPs;
  • Public health officers;
  • Pathology staff;
  • Care and support workers.

The Minister for Health and Social Services Deputy Richard Renouf said: “We are urging Islanders to please come forward and offer their invaluable help at this crucial time to protect the island’s public health.

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Pictured: Health Minister Deputy Richard Renouf.

“We have a strong and dedicated team of health service workers who need your help. We want to prevent our health service becoming overwhelmed during this epidemic. I call on those of you who have relevant experiences in health care settings to please come forward and strengthen our fight against this virus. If we come together now, we can lessen its impact and help save lives.”

The retired professionals will be deployed to assist their health colleagues in a range of areas from direct patient care to supporting the corona virus helpline team. The Department say that they will be collating the contacts of islanders who come forward and deciding where they will be most useful.

The Health Department said professionals over the age of 65 or with underlying health conditions will be risk assessed to ensure they are fit enough to work.

CLICK HERE for more information and details of how to apply.

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