Callers challenge Health minister on radio phone-in
Monday 10th December 2012, 4:00PM GMT.
UPSET nursing staff and a woman with cataracts being unable to see Tottenham Hotspur play were some of the critical stories aimed at embattled Health and Social Services Minister Hunter Adam yesterday.
Islanders took the opportunity to challenge Deputy Adam on yesterday’s radio phone-in about his department’s £2.5m. overspend and talk about how the cuts made to save money had affected them.
Non-essential surgeries have been deferred, two wards closed and recruitment has been suspended.
One caller thanked the department for ‘ruining’ her friend’s Christmas, after cancelling her friend’s cataract operation for the third time last Monday.
Deputy Adam, pictured, said they could not just push ahead and overspend and that only elective surgeries were being cancelled, not essential treatment.