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'Out of this world' makeover for x-ray room at Guernsey hospital

It's an x-ray... but not as you know it!

A trip to hospital can be very daunting for anyone, but even more so for a child who is in Accident and Emergency after getting injured.

But now, this has all changed!

To try and make the experience a little less frightening, and a little bit more out of this world, the x-ray room at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital has been transformed.

It has been turned into a 'spaceship', complete with astronauts and aliens, all designed and put together by the Guernsey Arts Commission and Arts for Impact.

It is the main x-ray for children who suffer trauma and are referred from A&E, so it is hoped the new look walls will help capture their imagination and distract them from the procedure.

The new look room also coincides with the installation of a brand new state of the art x-ray machine at the hospital.

Step into space, and take a look, by watching our full report:

Celebs turn out to raise cash for Jersey's Maternity Unit

Fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel & TV presenter Nick Owen at the launch

A number of celebrities flew into Jersey to raise money for General Hospital's Maternity Unit.

Veteran TV presenter Nick Owen was among the names who took part in a special fundraising event at the Raddison, this weekend.

It was to raise more than £100k for wireless fetal monitors.

Wireless Fetal Monitor

The monitors will enable Jersey mother's greater freedom of movement during labour, especially those with high-risk pregnancies.

It's hoped that freedom will greatly increase the chance of a normal birth and a positive birthing experience for the mothers and their families.

While the equipment is not vital for safe births in Jersey's General Hospital, the department is looking forward to expanding the options on offer to women during births.


79% of drink drive incidents are committed by men

Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images

On average, three drink drive incidents are recorded by Jersey police every week. That's 160 a year.

50 of those drink drive incidents have resulted in a road accident or crash.

According to the report, men are responsible for the majority of drink drive cases committed in the island - 79%. Mostly by 21 to 30-year-olds.

1 in 5 of all crimes in Jersey involve alcohol.

'More needs to be done' to tackle alcohol problems in Jersey

Residents in Jersey are among the heaviest drinkers in Europe.

Figures released today show islanders' alcohol consumption is second only to that of Lithuania.

People are drinking less than a decade ago, but one in four are still consuming alcohol at levels harmful to their health.

Dr Susan Turnbull, Jersey's Medical Officer of Health, said while that's a pleasing start, the department still have a long way to go.

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