May 25, 2011
Deputies today voted unanimously in favour of HSSD’s 2020 Vision.
Deputy Jane Stephens emphasised that it would require a change of attitude for the vision to become a reality and several other members, including the Health Minister, picked up on this point in their speeches. The Chief Minister said that taxes would have to rise to cope with the rising number of older people.
Whilst there was some picking at the details, all of the deputies who spoke agreed it was a well written report about a very important issue.
Now that the States have voted it through, the next stage is the consultation process later in the year. Everyone will be encouraged to contribute their views in order to help build a Health and Social Care system for Guernsey fit for the 21st Century.
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