Future Hospital budget (FOI)
Future Hospital budget (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 08 February 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
The 2019 Budget states that the funds for the new hospital will be allocated when needed and are estimated to be over £460 million. What budget has the existing work on the hospital project come out of as it is not allocated in the capital programme and how much has been spent on what exactly?
The funding approach and mechanism for the Future Hospital project is set out in a proposition to the States Assembly P107/2017, which was approved by 30 votes to 16 on 13 December 2017.
Future Hospital: Approval of Referred Scheme and Funding
Prior to this, budgets were approved in the Capital programme as follows:
£10.2 million in 2014 (page 60 refers)
Draft Budget Statement 2014: Central Growth Allocation
£22.7 million in 2015 (page 58 refers)
Addendum and Budget Statement 2015
Of this total £32.9 million, £9.3 million was in relation to enabling schemes, including refurbishment of part of the Overdale site. Some of these costs have been treated as revenue expenditure and budgets transferred accordingly, others as individual projects, however, these costs continue to be reported as part of the total expenditure to date on the hospital project.
The remaining budget of £23.6 million (£32.9 million - £9.3 million) was allocated to the main Future Hospital project prior to the lodging of proposition P107/2017. Part (b) of the proposition creates a new fund called the Hospital Construction Fund. Part (d) of the proposition authorises funds to be transferred from the States Strategic Reserve to the Hospital Construction Fund.
On 18 October 2018 the Treasurer of the States approved the transfer of up to £8.1 million from the Strategic Reserve to the Hospital Construction Fund to meet the expenditure
incurred on the project up to 31 December 2018 that was in excess of the previously allocated £23.6 million budget.
A Treasurer’s Decision to transfer funds from the Strategic Reserve to the Hospital Construction Fund in relation to the forecast costs of the project in 2019 is pending approval.
A breakdown of expenditure on the project to 31 December 2018 is available for you to view on the States of Jersey website at the link below. This includes the £9.3 million in relation to earlier schemes identified above.
Future Hospital expenditure up to 31 December 2018 (FOI)
Further financial information relating to the new hospital can be found on the frequently asked questions page of the Future Hospital Site webpage.
Future Hospital FAQ