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Nightingale Ward security costs (FOI)

Nightingale Ward security costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 09 November 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Is it possible to be advised of the cost of having security staff at the Nightingale hospital since this was built? Also, a breakdown of all the costings between the actual cost of hiring the building structure, the equipment cost, subcontractors like electricians, plumbers and so on?


Security costs and other costs paid by the Government up to the end of September are set out in the table below:

​Government costs

​To end September 2020

​Security ​£331,596
​Building hire​£777,920
​Equipment costs ​£2,344,822
​Equipment hire ​£14,890
​Ancillary costs​£73,831
​Total ​£3,543,059


Most of the firms working on the Nightingale Hospital contract were sub-contracted by the main contractor J3, and therefore the exact payments they made to individual companies is not the Government of Jersey’s information to provide. We are, however, able to provide a breakdown into the following broad categories from J3, some of which may or may not include material purchases invoiced for:

​J3 costs

​To end September 2020

​Electrical costs​£813,218
​Mechanical costs ​£1,561,628
​General building trades ​£402,527
​Infrastructure ​£878,543
​Equipment hire £677,310
​Other ​£612,340
​Main contract costs ​£346,233
​Total  ​£6,152,362


The disclosure of more detailed information would prejudice the commercial interests of the Government of Jersey and that of the main contractor and their subcontractors so any further breakdown of costs will not be released. Article 33 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. 

It is considered that the likely negative consequences of disclosure outweigh the interests of the public at this time.

Article applied:

Article 33 Commercial interests

Information is qualified exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or

(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).

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