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More health staff needed to tackle coronavirus outbreak in Jersey

More health staff are needed to help Jersey through the coronavirus outbreak. Credit: Daniel Bockwoldt/DPA/PA Images

More health staff are needed to help Jersey through the coronavirus outbreak.

Health and Community Services are asking anyone who has recently registered, practiced or retired from health work within the following roles to contact them:

  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Pharmacists
  • GPs
  • Public health officers
  • Pathology staff
  • Care and support workers

Those with the necessary skills will help out in a range of areas - from direct patient care to supporting the helpline team.

In light of recent guidance for those over the age of 65, those health workers who fall into this category need not apply. Anyone with an underlying health condition will be risk assessed to ensure they are fit enough to work.

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.

– Deputy Richard Renouf, Minister for Health and Social Services

More information on how to submit details is available here.

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