Salmonella outbreak hits Jersey

More than 60 people on Jersey have developed symptoms of salmonella in the past  week in a suspected outbreak.The food poisoning can last up to seven days and can be very serious for young people, the elderly and people with a poor immune system. Jersey health officials said anyone who suspected they had salmonella should take plenty of fluids. Continue reading

Health and Safety in the recycling industry

Health and Safety in the recycling industry – In 2012, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) told the waste and recycling industry to “renew efforts to improve worker safety”, following a string of fatalities. Serious accidents which take place when machinery is being operated with defective, missing or overridden safety guards continue to be reported, with many subsequent injury claims being brought. Continue reading

Sharp increase in suicides shows the need to improve mental health crisis care

The number of suicides by patients with mental health problems who are receiving home treatment has increased significantly according to findings reported today in the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCI) produced by The University of Manchester. Continue reading