June 21 - Minister Sacramento Holds Rehabilitation Services Meetings In London

The Minister for Social Services, Samantha Sacramento, has returned from meetings in London in connection with the review of the substance abuse rehabilitation services provided by the Care Agency. The visit was aimed at obtaining information on the latest proven methods of good practice so as to introduce them locally under the current review of the service.

The Minister met with a provider of a wide range of community-based services for people suffering from drug or alcohol related problems, held meetings with its Chief Executive and management and was also invited to site meetings at outreach facilities where she was able to meet key members of staff.

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Jun 20 - Official Press Release - TB

A child attending two nurseries in Gibraltar has been found to have tuberculosis. Although the child is only weakly positive for infectivity, the GHA is offering TB testing as a precautionary measure to all the children with whom the child might have been in close contact. GHA Infection Control Nurses are currently making arrangements to contact the parents and offer skin tests to the children.

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June 20 - Dr Giraldi Inquiry Hearing: Chairman Laments “Intemperate” Social Media Statements By Joanna Hernandez

This morning, at the Coroner’s Court, Sir Jonathan Parker QC opened the first preliminary hearing of the Dr Giraldi Home inquiry of which he is Chairman. The hour-long session covered procedural aspects of the inquiry focussing on case management and the timetabling of the main events leading up to the main hearing which is scheduled for the end of September. The inquiry will include the hearing of oral evidence during open public sessions.

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