Jersey’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Susan Turnbull, is retiring at the end of this month after 39 years in the profession.
She became MOH in 2011 after coming to Jersey in 2006. During her time in Jersey, Dr. Turnbull has worked on the island’s response to the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic and led on initiatives such as the Bowel Screening Programme.
Dr. Turnbull stepped away from her role temporarily just before the Covid-19 pandemic began so she could recover from an operation. She returned earlier this year.
Dr. Ivan Muscat will carry on with his role as Deputy MOH and will still be leading the island’s medical response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recruitment will start shortly for Dr. Turnbull’s replacement.
“I’ve had a wonderful, varied career and have been privileged to serve the Island for the last 14 years. I’ll miss Jersey greatly, but now is the right time to focus on family and I’m looking forward to spending more time with my wonderful grandchildren.
“I’m confident that the Island remains in safe hands with the expert advice of Dr. Ivan Muscat and the medical leadership of Mr. Patrick Armstrong to help steer our health services.”