Dear friends, this page contains statements that we have released to the media and general public regarding Hospital issues and information. Please find our latest releases below and share with your friends and family.
Our Hospital Team has at last decided to follow the official appeal procedures against the Planning Committee's unanimous decision not to allow the demolition of all existing buildings on the Overdale site. >Read More
A Planning Committee hearing on application P/2021/1398 for the demolition of all the buildings now at the Overdale site is scheduled for Thursday 3rd February. However a surprise announcement from the Planning Department, published in Friday's Jersey Evening Post, says that Planning would now support a condition to that application not to pull down the modern buildings at Overdale until there is decision on the planning application for the new hospital P/2021/1670 . These buildings are along Westmount Road and include the Poplars, the William Knott building, which houses the Child Development Centre, and the Westmount Centre, where the Samares Ward is located. >Read More
Friends of Our New Hospital are urging the States Assembly to approve the Amendment to the Council of Ministers Proposition “Our Hospital – Budget, Financing and Land Assembly” (P.80 2021 Amendment 2) lodged by the Future Hospital Review Panel on Tuesday. If approved, the Panel’s Amendment will limit the Our Hospital project budget to £550 million and borrowing to £400 million. >Read More
14th April 2021 - Anyone who thought that construction of the new hospital could begin at Overdale before the elections set for May or June next year should think again.
28th February 2021 - The Friends of Our New Hospital have released a Bulletin today summarising what will and will not be in the new Hospital according to the Functional Brief Report released by the Our Hospital Project group on 8th February. The Friends have concluded that out of 53 functional departments currently operating in the Gloucester Street General Hospital, it appears that at least 18 functional departments will not be included in the new hospital planned for Overdale. >Read More
Andy Howell had this to say... "Before construction of a new Hospital at Overdale, it has been suggested that all clinics and facilities currently situated there are to be moved to the old Les Quennevais School at an estimated cost of about £10million to convert. There has been a statement from the Government that ‘everything will be moved back to Overdale on completion of the build’. >Read More
19th - February 2021 - It was ARUP, the international engineering company based in London, that mapped out 71 routes to Overdale to help States Members decide how to access the New Hospital they voted to build at Overdale. 71 options? Really? Did we really need so many? It was this question that started the Friends of Our New Hospital out on a 30-day walk around the Westmount Road in January. We set out on foot to find out what was really going on, not from the 71 concept designs by Arup, but by walking the walk ourselves.We hoped that over a 30-day period others would join in. They did. The walk attracted over 200 participants, from every parish in the island. We had 12 Members of the States, only two of whom remained unmoved by what they saw. >Read More
And an acute hospital is what we are going to get, according to the Functional Brief published on the ROK/FCC website https://ourhospital.je on Monday 8th February on and scroll down to News and Updates – “Functional Brief Published”. I have long said that the Jersey Care Model (JCM) is the biggest threat to the new hospital design and function and so it has turned out. Yet the JCM is going to take 4 years to develop at a cost of at least £17 million and will be ready just a year before the new hospital is due to open at the end of 2026.
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29th January 2021 - The Friends of Our Hospital have been conducting daily walks from Peoples’ Park to Overdale via Westmount Road for the past three weeks. Starting on Friday morning and continuing Saturday and Sunday, the Friends and others will begin a campaign marking the outline of the proposed route with red tape. With the help of local architects, the Friends have created a map showing the possible route of the proposed 12m road.
Scrutiny has launched a review into plans to use Westmount Road as the main access to the new hospital site at Overdale and whether the necessary works on the road will fit in within the proposed budget. Read more..
A CAMPAIGN group is conducting daily walks up Westmount Road to gather information before the States debate whether it should be made the primary access route for the planned new hospital. Read more..
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