New rehabilitation area planned for Jersey's General Hospital

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Credit: ITV Channel TV

Patients who used to be treated at the Samares Ward in Jersey could soon be seen at a new inpatient rehabilitation area at the General Hospital.

The 23-bed ward at the Overdale Hospital - which treats people with severe brain and physical injuries - closed in March and staff were redistributed.

The Samares Ward at the Overdale Hospital closed in March and staff were redistributed. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The government said this was partly because of patient demand, but also a measure introduced to help manage the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, new plans suggest it might not re-open, but be re-located instead.