20 September 2018
The Hospital Policy Development Board has commissioned a survey to ask health staff for their views on the location of a new hospital.
The survey, prepared by an independent survey company, is being sent to all staff currently working for Health and Community Services. Paper copies will also be available for staff who would prefer hard copies.
This survey is part of the work of the Hospital Policy Review Board, which is conducting an assurance review of the evidence that supported the previous States Assembly’s decision to develop a new hospital on the existing site, Westaway Court and Kensington Place.
The survey is supported by Island’s Minister for Health and Social Services, who is also on the Hospital Policy Development Board. It includes a question about site selection which was raised in a recent petition to the States Assembly, which asked for a staff survey.
The Chair of the Hospital Policy Review Board, Connétable Chris Taylor, said: “The Board would like to hear the views of staff currently working in Health and Community Service. This brief, independent survey will be used by the board to develop its conclusions in its report to the Chief Minister.”
The initial review is expected to be completed in October and the findings will be made public. The Government is committed to providing a new hospital as a matter of urgency.