25.11.2013 Jersey HSSD bowel cancer screening team receive hospital’s top award
Jersey Evening Post Wednesday 13th November 2013:
TEAMS from across the Hospital have been recognised for their dedication and commitment to providing Islanders with good quality care.
The four winning teams were honoured in three separate categories – patient safety, customer care and value for money.
A total of nine groups of staff from Health and Social Services made presentations to a judging panel at the department’s annual Quality Improvement Awards.
The bowel cancer screening team was announced as the overall winner and were presented with their award by Jersey’s Bailiff, Sir Michael Birt, and Health chief executive Julie Garbutt.
Bowel cancer claims around 20 lives annually in Jersey. The team orchestrated the introduction of a new screening programme for 60-year-olds which is expected to halve the incidences of bowel cancer on the Island within 10 years. The positive impact was felt as soon as the new screening commenced in January 2013, with 87 people having treatment during the first nine months and able, where necessary, to receive follow-up care at an early stage.