13 October 2022
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Tom Binet, who is responsible for the review
into the Our Hospital project has released an update on the review and the
timeline for the publication of the final report.
Significant progress has been made on the review. Last month ministers and officers
visited several healthcare facilities in Northern Ireland to see working examples of
effective modern facilities which could be replicated in Jersey and hear about
healthcare services that are being delivered using digital technology.
Extensive interviews have taken place with key stakeholders who have been heavily
involved in the project so far and have shared their expertise and experience with the
Review Panel. This has included themes of clinical and operational needs, the
condition of the current health facilities and affordability and funding opportunities,
all of which have helped inform the report.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Tom Binet, said: “The visits to Northern Ireland
and the stakeholder interviews are giving us great insights into the suitability of the
different options which could be feasible in Jersey.
“The panel has been working hard to research and explore all options thoroughly in
accordance with the scope of the review as it is vital that we ensure new healthcare
facilities meet the current and future needs of the Island and are viable in the current
A draft of the review document will be complete by 20 October after which it will be
subject to final governance checks prior to being shared with the Scrutiny Liaison
Committee, then other States Members. It will then be presented to the States
Assembly and released to the Public on 1 November.
The Our Hospital review panel includes Lead Advisor, Alan Moore, the Minister for
Health and Social Services, Deputy Karen Wilson, and Assistant Minister for Health
and Social Services, Deputy Rose Binet.