"Where patients come first".  

 

We are a health and well-being team providing high quality, up-to-date care for everyone.

Our three conveniently located surgeries offer same-day appointments and practice family orientated medicine.

Our team of doctors, nurses, physios, osteopaths and office staff  all  provide the highest level of personal care 

This is not an internet consultation site and if you are one of our patients and are concerned about a medical problem we recommend that you should come in to discuss it with one of our practitioners.

 

 

 

HEADLINE NEWS

 

Islandhealth are delighted to announce their successful accreditation by CHKS – an internationally recognised standard for quality of patient care, safety and data quality.

 

Dr Tim Sinnerton, Practice Chairman, IslandHealth (the oldest established group practice in Guernsey) said:

"Working towards and achieving CHKS accreditation has required immense effort and hard work from everyone at IslandHealth. The benefits for our Practice and our patients both now and in the long term, have made it all worthwhile and IslandHealth are extremely proud to have achieved it so quickly.”

   

 

Please click here for full detail on the accreditation and standard

 

The accreditation award also comes in addition to a recent patient survey (carried out Ipsos MORI) which showed patients are very happy with the service they receive from their Doctor’s surgery

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS SEPTEMBER 2014

THE FLU VACCINE HAS ARRIVED.

 

Please contact any of our surgeries to arrange a flu jab appointment with one of our trained nurses. Anyone over the age of 65 should have it.

If you have underlying health problems such as asthma heart disease or diabetes then we strongly recommend you get immunised.

It is a debilitating illness and can be prevented.

If you are not sure about whether to have it or not then discuss it with your doctor. They can advise and immunise you if you decide to proceed.

 

For those of you aged 70 this year or last year then the shingles vaccine is also available and highly recommended. This can be administered at the same time as your flu jab.

 

It is available for anyone outside that limited age range but it is not funded by the States and will incur a charge. (details available on request).

Please click here for more info  

 

 

 

 

NEWS OCTOBER 2014

October Challenge

 

Islandheath took part in the 2014 Swimarathon.

 

Our team of 11  intrepid swimmers  swam over 200 lengths & raised £450 the top monies raised for a health provider. We have been awarded the ‘Guernsey Swimarathon Medical Trophy’.

The swimarathon itself had a record year with over 1600 swimmers making a splash and the total monies raised topped the £50,000 target.

 

During October Heidi and Debbie took part in the ‘30/30’ challenge for Les Bourges Hospice’. Well done on completing 30 runs in 30 days for 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

NEWS SEPTEMBER 2014  

 

Bake off at Island Health

 

On Friday 26th September IslandHealth  held a cake sale in aid of the Guernsey Palliative Care Service who provide holistic care for patients with advanced progressive illness and provide the best quality of life for patients and their families.

Staff donated homemade cakes to sell and overall we raised £453 for the charity.

 

A special mention to a small team of walkers who represented Islandhealth and entered the Sarnia Walking Club ‘Church To Church’ 19.4 miles Road Walk on Sunday 7th September.

Well done to Debbie, Mary and Pauline who completed the course in 4hr 20, 4hr 41 and 4hr 46 respectively.

 

 

NEWS AUGUST 2014 

 

This month saw our practice Nurse Debbie complete her first ever 10k run in aid of Guernsey Mind on August 25th in appalling weather conditions.

A total of £180 was raised with Debbie completing the challenge in 57minutes.

 

 

  

NEWS JULY 2014 

 

The Challenge:

7th challenge, 7th month, 7 days, 7 bicycle Guernsey laps, approximately 168 miles - Completed by Dr Baxendale for the Wigwam Support Group

Staff members were asked to guess the duration and each entry was one pound in the challenge collection boxes. 

A total of £150.00 was raised with Dr Baxendale completing the challenge in 9hrs 43 mins.

Also a special shout out to some of our staff who successfully participated in the 30 day - 30 bay swimming challenges! Well done from the Practice on their achievement.

Fiona, Maureen and Dr Graham Reilly

 

 

 

NEWS JUNE 2014 

 

On 14th June Island Health raised over £700 for Chateau Reve Care Home in the hope they will be able to get their outside pool up and running again.

We had a Garden Tea Party with a cake competition, won by Dr Pearce and a Gache mela competition, won by Angela le Lacheur.

Everyone at the practice was very generous in giving and consuming cakes! Thank you to everyone.

A further update will be posted in due course.

 

 

 

NEWS MAY 2014 

 

This month saw us undertake the Yoga Challenge, a worthwhile and fun challenge with 12 staff comparing their lack of flexibility and tight muscle groups to raise money for Headway. Our thanks to Sheila Maubec, Dr and Julie Pearce for coordinating a true challenge.
£150 raised so far !  

 

 

  

NEWS APRIL 2014

 

On 6th April 2014 9 members of the Island Health Team walked from the Valette Bathing Pools to Vale Castle for the Guernsey Bereavement Service Sunrise Walk ,and some members decided to walk back to the Bathing Pools as an added challenge.£265 was raised (including entry fees) 
'The Sunrise walk symbolises the dawning of a new day and new beginnings'

   

 

 

  

NEWS MARCH 2014

 

March saw the team from Island Health tackle the Everest Challenge at St Sampson's School. There was a great turn out of climbers and supporters and over £384 was raised for Les Murier School. There was a great atmosphere and some of the staff proved themselves to be real Spidermen, especially Dr Matthew Stark and Osteopath Ulysses de Diepold, a big well done to all those staff and family members for participating

  

 

 

 

NEWS FEBUARY 2014

Despite appalling weather conditions, 600 locals weathered the adverse conditions to undertake 3.5 miles of cross-country torture for charity - Riding for the Disabled and Headway Guernsey.

 

Dr Baxendale enjoyed a 3.5 mile run/wade Mud run - mud, chest high ice cold water, marshy stinking water, crawling thru tunnels and nets, in and out if water filled skips, and under electric fences with a large number of wet and cold supporters. A total of £150 was raised

 

 

 Thanks to all of those who supported the run and the charities

 

 

NEWS JANUARY 2014

This year the practice is undertaking 12 challenges to raise money for local charities.

We started with a Surgery to Surgery Walk in driving rain for Bowel Cancer Guernsey and raised nearly £300

  

“A big well done and thank you to all those who took part” 


 

NEWS NOVEMBER 2013

After a wonderful Guernsey summer the winds and the colder weather have returned. Flu clinics are running at all our three surgeries so book in and get covered. Islandhealth won the 'coveted' 10 pin bowling competition in 2013 and our Swimarathon team won the inter health competition beating the MSG and others for the most lapsdone and most money raised. Well done to the team. Next year Dr Hanna and Dr Sinnerton will be returning to the team so the mantle will be lost!

L'Aumone embraced the Bright tights day on the 1st of November and we hope to upload some photos in the future.

 

 

NEWS APRIL 2013

The flu season seems to be finally behind us but there are few signs of summer weather so far. The snow hit the island hard but thanks to all our dedicated staff we were able to keep open and provide a full service.

We have made a few additions to the website with a page showing our fees and we will be adding new pages where you can download relevant forms such as registration, travel etc.

We are delighted to welcome our new physiotherapist Jo Gould with her wealth of experience in female urinary as well as general physiotherapy.

Dr Baxendale has taken on the mantle of being not just our practice chairman but also chairman of the group that oversees the three practices on the island.

NEWS JUNE 2012

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new partners in the practice. Dr Julia Rebstein and Dr Tom Littlefair are working for us at the moment and will be made partners in January 2013. Both are young and dynamic and we are getting nothing but positive feedback about them. Patients are free to register with them from now. (read their profiles under St Sampson's doctors)

Sadly though, we say goodbye to Dr Liz Norris who is returning home to the UK with her husband in September. Liz has been an excellent partner and teacher and friend and she will be sorely misssed. We wish her and Richard all the best.

 

News March 2012

We are delighted to inform you that we have introduced

SURGERIES TO SUIT YOU

L'Aumone surgery will now offer early evening appointments on Thursdays and 8.00am surgeries on Monday and Fridays.

St Sampsons Surgery will now offer early morning appointments from 8.00am and our Town Surgery offers lunchtime surgeries daily.

If you are unable to attend for daytime appointments and would like to book an early or late appointment please call your usual surgery number.

 

News January 2012

Happy New Year to all our patients from all of us at Islandhealth!

Whilst it has been a mild winter so far we have still seen lots of tummy bugs and flu like illnesses. Obviously, not all of these can be prevented, however, if you are eligible for a flu jab then please contact us and arrange to have one. We do not write to eligible patients so do not wait for a letter. If you are over 65 or have asthma, diabetes etc then it is strongly advised to have an annual flu jab. If in doubt contact the surgery.

Many of you may be thinking of some summer (or winter!) sun. Remember to plan early regarding travel immunisations. Pick up a form and our highly trained travel nurse can work out exactly what you need. This dedicated service is run from our Town Surgery in Frances House.

Perhaps a few pounds were put on over the festive period? If you need help with weight loss then do arrange to see one of our nursing team for useful, proven and safe advice. De-toxing is all very well but there are risks as well as benefits- Ask us and we can help.

Hope you all keep healthy in 2012.

 

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