Since 1975 the States of Guernsey have been responsible for providing a range of health & social care services in Alderney, mainly based at the 22 bedded Mignot Memorial Hospital (MMH).
Services on Alderney are provided through a combination of The Committee for Health & Social Care, States of Alderney, and voluntary services.
The Mignot Memorial Hospital (MMH) is the centre for all nursing care, being the only nursing establishment on the island. Medical care within the MMH is provided by General Practitioners from the Islands Medical Centre.
The Hospital consists of 22 beds, treatment, outpatient, and digital x-ray facilities.
Nursing staff from the hospital also provide care for patients in the community that are unable to attend the hospital, or medical practice, for regular dressings or other nursing procedures. Nursing staff are also required to escort patients on air transfers to the PEH in Guernsey.
Visiting specialists from the Guernsey Medical Specialist Group, and other Health Professionals from The Committee for Health & Social Care, visit Alderney regularly to carry out clinics at MMH, and within the community. It is hoped that the further development of video conferencing equipment facilities will further enhance services provided.
One of the key benefits of working in a small community Hospital, such as the MMH, is the high level of teamwork between all medical, nursing and support staff. This leads to a real sense of working together with a common aim to provide the best care possible for our patients.
For more information on Mignot Memorial Hospital please refer to the 'MMH Patient Handbook' which is available in the downloads section of this page.
Health subsidies for children
- Children resident in Guernsey and Alderney are now entitled to certain health subsidies up to their 18th birthday, funded by the redistribution of family allowance. Children visiting the Emergency Department will only be required to pay £25 regardless of the subsequent treatment required. A visit to the GP for children will now only cost £25, with a visit to the practice nurse costing £15.
- More information is available here.
The Mignot Memorial Hospital, Crabby, Alderney, GY9 3XY, Channel Islands
Tel: 01481 822822 (Nursing) or 01481 824415 (Administration)