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On-Island service for macular degeneration 'difficult'

Shirveish 'syn Ellan son juailys maculagh 'doillee'

Shirveishagh cur coontey giare jeh cooishyn 'sy traa ry heet

Ta feme ain er skeaylley magh lheiys son Juailys Maculagh 'syn Ellan – agh t'ad feddyn magh dy nee doillee eh, ta'n shirveishagh slaynt dy ghra.

Ec y traa t'ayn, ta lieh villioon punt goll er eeck son 60 fer er lheh as nyn giaraileyderyn maroo dy gholl gys Aintree son lheiys.

Ta'n rheynn slaynt er sheeyney magh e reaghys lesh Aintree dy chosney y chirveish, er-nyn-son as ta doghan oc ta dyn faagail lesh shilley neu-chleeir ny gyn shilley erbee.

Ta David Ashford gra dy vel y doilleeid ayns cosney kiarail 'syn Ellan, cheet veih feme ec thieyn lheiys ta nyn barteeassyn cummyssagh er cooilleeney shiartanse dy ronnaghyn.

AS DAVID ASHFORD : Fer jeh ny doilleeidyn ta shin feddyn nish, lesh fir lhee choyrlee ooilley cooidjagh, shen, dy freayll nyn qualleeaght, t'er orroo cooilleeney whilleen cooish jeh cre erbee ta'n towse dy chooisyn t'ad jannoo 'sy vlein, dy choardail rish stundayrtyn NIHCE. As s'baghtal eh, ve ny ellan, as ta fys aym dy vel doilleeid jeh'n un horch ec Jersey – t'adsyn mysh 100,000, shinyn 84,000 – t'ou toiggal, cha jinnagh oo geddyn y clane traa jeh fer lhee coyrlee, er-yn-oyr dy beagh eh orroo troailt back gys yn RU [Reeriaght Unnaneysit], dy choardail rish ny stundayrtyn jeh'n earroo dy chooishyn fakinit, er-yn-oyr nagh vel fir dy liooar ain 'syn Ellan.  

 

Minister outlines issues going forward

We need to expand treatment for Macular Degeneration on the Island - but it's proving difficult, says the health minister.

Currently, half a million pounds a year is paid for 60 individuals and their accompanying carers to go to Aintree for treatment.

The health department has extended its deal with Aintree to secure the service, for those with a disease that leaves them with blurred or no vision.

David Ashford says the difficulty of securing on-Island provision comes from potential partner hospitals needing to meet certain quotas:
 

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