An updated report, prepared by the reviewer of Guernsey’s mental health service, is expected to be published in mid-September, according to the Committee for Health & Social Care.
David Gedze, a mental health worker who reviewed the island’s secondary care mental health services in 2018, returned to Guernsey in May to meet with service users and evaluate progress made against his previous recommendations.
The Committee said that Mr Gedze had met with a “wide range of stakeholders during his recent visit to discuss and hear feedback”.
One of those stakeholders was Deputy Lester Queripel, who told Express yesterday that, when he and others met with Mr Gedze, he had listened to their feedback with “great interest”.
The report will be published “in full around mid-September”, and additional information will also be supplied to deputies and the public at that time.
I would agree that David Gedze listened with great interest. I hope Health & Social Care will publish his follow-up work in full - I certainly encouraged him to ensure that the report was written in such a way as to ensure that there was no good reason not to so publish. https://t.co/dx3HlRgOHn
I would agree that David Gedze listened with great interest. I hope Health & Social Care will publish his follow-up work in full - I certainly encouraged him to ensure that the report was written in such a way as to ensure that there was no good reason not to so publish. https://t.co/dx3HlRgOHn— Gavin St Pier ???????? (@gavinstpier) August 5, 2022
Pictured: Deputy Gavin St Pier indicated that his meeting with Mr Gedze had been constructive in a post on social media.
HSC added that Mr Gedze was also asked to review a gap analysis and “a service mapping document in respect of mental health provision in Bailiwick, which had been prepared by Public Health Services with input from the Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group".
“It is important to remember that while Mr. Gedze met with service users and their families, he was not asked to take on individual cases."
HSC said that anyone who needs to discuss their care should contact their GP or their nominated point of contact if they are already engaged with the mental health service.
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