Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Health

Gibraltar marks UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

TODAY is the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. To raise awareness for the topic, the government’s Drug and Alcohol...

Local Nathan Payas third British person to complete Strait double swim...

A HARDY local has become the third British person to complete the Strait of Gibraltar double swim. Nathan Payas is only the 13th person...

Gibraltar Government proposes lowering medical age of consent

THE Gibraltar Government has proposed lowering the age of consent for medical treatment to 16. Recently drafted, the legislation would mean teens as young...

Corporate sponsor gives Calpe House Trust £10,000 cheque

CASAIS Limited has presented a cheque for £10,000 to the Calpe House Trust. Friend of Calpe House Jared Negron met with the Finance Director...

Gibraltar shakes up healthcare

THE Gibraltar Government is restructuring how it manages healthcare. They published a bill this month to amend the Medical (Gibraltar Health Authority) Act 1987, changing...

A quarter of lost work days due to depression

DEPRESSION was responsible for 24.4% of lost work days in southern Europe last month. Anxiety was named as the reason a further 16.8% of workers...

Granddad conquers gruelling Med Steps challenge in high heels

A GIBRALTARIAN civil servant has pulled off the seemingly impossible - the notorious Med Steps challenge - in high heels! Hawk Hayes, a grandfather from...

Miss Gibraltar’s personal trainer Paul MacGregor on the right state of...

By Paul MacGregor HI and welcome to my monthly fitness and health column.  This month I am going slightly off base to give an example of...

New GHA anonymous hotline for patients and hospital staff

THE Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) has set up an anonymous complaints helpline. Callers can record a message on the hotline, which is for GHA staff...

Record number of students ever to be offered places on GHA...

THE highest-ever number of local students have been accepted onto a specialised GHA nursing degree. Some 20 students were made offers for the 2017 BSc...

Midwife who endangered mother and baby can return to work

A SENIOR midwife who failed to get sufficient details when arranging the transfer of a pregnant patient deemed ‘high risk’ can return to work. Linda...

Cancer survivors fashion show Bosom Buddies a roaring success

A FORMER international model made a special appearance at a cancer catwalk show in Gibraltar. It was the 12th Bosom Buddies event, and the...

Number of major surgeries doubles this year at St Bernard’s Hospital

St BERNARD'S Hospital has doubled the number of major surgeries thanks to increased beds. In the first four months of this year, the Gibraltar Health...

New medical app for Gibraltar Health Authority improves access to Pathology...

GHA clinicians will be able to access pathology results from their mobile phones.  It's all thanks to a new app, Modulab, introduced by the GHA...

The Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society launch fidget blanket exhibition

THE Gibraltar Alzheimer's and Dementia Society has organised an exhibition to help sufferers.  The John Mackintosh Hall display included fidget blankets, cushions and aprons made...

UK ‘failed to fulfil’ obligations on Gibraltar sewage treatment, says EU...

Rock has taken 'serious steps' to treat sewage

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Queen´s Commonwealth Games Baton pays a popular visit to the Rock

THE QUEEN´S Baton, which is making its 230,000km journey to Australia, took a stop in Gibraltar this week. The historic Baton is taking in the...
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