• GHITA and GHA launch hearing loss survey

    GHITA and GHA launch hearing loss survey0

    The Gibraltar Hearing Impaired and Tinnitus Association (GHITA) together with the Minister for Health Neil Costa launched a survey yesterday to find out the number of people with hearing loss on the Rock. The launch was timed to coincide with Deaf Awareness Week. Attending the launch was Edgar Triay, Maite Facio-Beanland and Richard Weaver from

  • Record high intake for School of Health Studies courses

    Record high intake for School of Health Studies courses0

    A record high new intake of twenty-two students has commenced educational programmes delivered by the Gibraltar Health Authority’s School of Health Studies. There are three programmes being delivered, a Diploma in Higher Education Nursing and two degree programmes: BCs(Hons) Nursing (Adult) and BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health). Seven students, who are currently employed at the

  • Student Nurses ‘Walk the Beat’

    Student Nurses ‘Walk the Beat’0

    A group of 12 student nurses from the Gibraltar Health Authority are taking a break from their text books and are organising a 24 hour walking event around the track at the Victoria Stadium on September 29 to coincide with World Heart Day. The event will start at 10.30am and end the following day. Teams,

  • Government and GHA hit back at ‘misleading’ Unite comments

    Government and GHA hit back at ‘misleading’ Unite comments0

    The Gibraltar Government and the GHA last night hit back at Unite the Union claims regarding the privatisation of the public sector, underscoring that it has no intention to privatise health services in Gibraltar. This comes after Unite expressed ‘serious concern’ at the intention of the Government to “bulldoze its privatisation programme in the public

  • GHA to stop prescribing ‘non proven therapies’

    GHA to stop prescribing ‘non proven therapies’0

    As part of the Gibraltar Health Authority’s on-going programme of quality assurance, prescribing practices have been reviewed and compared to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines. Several routinely prescribed medications have been identified, which are no longer approved by NICE, “as the evidence for their benefit does not exist”, the GHA said. “As

  • Awareness campaign celebrates the gift of blood

    Awareness campaign celebrates the gift of blood0

    The GHA’s Blood Donation Department yesterday celebrated World Blood Donor Day at Casemates Square, with members of the public volunteering to register as potential donors. Queues of people could be seen patiently waiting to sign up. The successful event saw people have their blood tested to assess their potential to donate. There are currently 2,000