Health tourists are costing islanders hundreds of thousands of pounds a year by coming to Jersey for specialist treatment.

There are so few rules stopping people with no connection to the island getting free care that they can get off the plane and head straight for the General Hospital.

To those who know how to exploit the system in Jersey, it is possible for a health tourist to get anything from a kidney transplant to long-term HIV care courtesy of island tax-payers.

The Jersey health department has said that there has been an explosion in the problem during the past 18 months. As a result, bona fide local residents have to wait longer for treatment, and the health department

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