A SPECIALIST head and neck surgeon is working temporarily at St Bernard’s Hospital, offering treatments otherwise only available in the UK.

Jonathan Bernstein, who undertakes both NHS and private practice at The Royal Marsden hospital in London, is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.

His visit was part of the Gibraltar Health Authority’s Visiting Consultants Programme, which aims to deliver as many medical procedures on the Rock as possible.

“I am pleased that the GHA hosted Mr Bernstein’s visit; a very experienced and highly qualified surgeon in his field,” said the Minister for Health, Neil Costa.

“To repatriate treatments, wherever possible, is one of our top priorities.

“It is vital that we continue to develop our Visiting Consultants Programme, primarily for the comfort and well being of our patients.”