Health Minister Welcomes Hospital Plan Inquiry

Friday 14 September 20:18

Jersey’s Health and Social Services Minister has welcomed the opening of a public inquiry examining plans for a new hospital.

A public inquiry will examine the outline planning application (PP/2018/0507) to build a new safe, sustainable and affordable hospital for Jersey on the existing General Hospital, Westaway Court site, and additional sites in Kensington Place. The independent planning inspector will also carry out a high-level, planning-based assessment of other sites.

The application was submitted to planning officers in April 2018 and revised in July. It followed States Assembly approval for the location, the budget and the method of funding.

The inquiry starts on Monday 17 September 2018 at St Paul’s Centre. It is expected to last for up to a week.

Deputy Richard Renouf said the Future Hospital project team had been preparing for the public inquiry for some time and welcomed the inquiry as an independent, structured, evidence-based opportunity to look at the planning issues for the site in depth to ensure the proposals are consistent with policy.

Deputy Renouf said: "We think this is a good scheme that will meet planning requirements for the site which has been agreed by the States Assembly.

"The public inquiry, led by an independent inspector, is a tried and trusted process, and I very much hope it will help us establish a considered, sensible and clear way forward for our much-needed new hospital."

The inspector’s report and recommendations will be sent to the Minister for the Environment, Deputy John Young, who will make a final decision on the plans and publish his decision and the inspector’s report. This is expected to be the middle to end of October.

If the hospital is given the go ahead, some areas will be operational in four years and the full hospital clinical facility will be completed in six years.

Events

  • Beresford Street Kitchen - Quiz Night

    › read more
  • Investec Private Banking - Global Economy and Britain after Brexit Investec Private Banking invites you to join them for a breakfast briefing with Philip Shaw, Chief Economist at Investec Plc.

    › read more
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - CIEH Roadshow 201 Conversation with the Chief Executive

    › read more
  • Subsidised Skills Training for Employees Business Licensing | Social Security Department | States of Jersey

    › read more
  • Building a Foundation: Working with the Voluntary and Community Sector Where: St. Pauls Centre When: Wednesday 26th September Time: 1pm to 4pm Cost: FREE

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel Introduction

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel at Intermediate Level

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel at Advanced Level

    › read more
  • Marbral Advisory - Blockchain for lawyers Early Bird: €75.00 - Standard: €115.00

    › read more
  • Marbral Advisory - Blockchain Basics Early Bird: €75.00 - Standard: €115.00

    › read more

Chamber Knowledgebase

Our frequently asked questions

Contact Magazine

Click here to view the latest digital issue of the Channel Islands Business Magazine.

Jersey Airport / Harbours

The latest arrivals and departures, select a link above

Charity of Choice 2018

Click here to learn more about the vital work of the Jersey Employment Trust and how you can help.

The Benefits of Membership

Networking opportunities, including our popular luncheons
Topical seminar programme
Support and guidance on doing business in Jersey


And become one of over 500 member businesses supporting Chamber in its aim of ensuring that local business is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local economy.

Call 01534 724536
› About Chamber


Copyright © Jersey Chamber 2012 - The Jersey Chamber of Commerce welcomes your comments and views. However, the posting of comments is subject to our terms which can be read here. Comments posted by users of this site are not the Chamber's comments nor do they represent the views of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

↑ Back to top