Jersey’s heart team in Health and Community Services was selected as a ‘Syncope Pioneer’ by the Syncope Trust and Reflex Anoxic Seizures, an organisation which showcases the best practices in syncope – temporary loss of consciousness – and heart rhythm care.
Their service will be listed as an international centre of excellence and feature alongside a handful of others in STARS’s annual report.
The team was recognised for introducing a Transient Loss of Consciousness Clinic and a clinical physiologist delivered device implantation service – resulting in efficient use of resources, early patient discharge and an improved patient journey to diagnosis and treatment.
Health Minister Richard Renouf said: ‘I am extremely pleased that this hard-working team has been recognised nationally for their efforts. I am immensely proud of the team and I want to thank them for all the hard work they do in caring for Islanders.’
Kelly Anne Kinsella, an arrhythmia nurse specialist, said: ‘I am delighted that we have been accepted as one of the finalists to be included in the Syncope Pioneers report and that our team and Hospital will be recognised internationally as a centre of excellence.’