Foreign hospital visits (FOI)
Foreign hospital visits (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 February 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
My questions concern the recent media coverage of the Senior hospital team visiting hospitals within Europe or elsewhere to look at recent hospital builds.
Can you please tell me the following:
The news coverage quotes the team as Caroline Landon, Rob Sainsbury and Rose Naylor. Were they accompanied by any other people, civil servants, politicians and so on, or was it solely these three people?
Which locations this team visited and what dates were covered?
Which of these people has any previous experience in delivering a new hospital build?
Whether meetings with hospital management in these locations took place with a view to discovering the satisfaction of the end user?
If any of these hospitals are using a similar care model to that being proposed by our health team or whether these are general hospitals?
If this health team met with any of the builders concerned with these visits?
How this team travelled, whether it was business or first class and how much travel costs were?
Where these people stayed, what class hotel and the cost of hotel expenses?
The full extent of other expenses - meals, drinks, taxis and so on?
Who sanctioned these trips and chose these people as suitable for this role
Yes, they were accompanied by other members of the project team.
The team visited Spain, Sweden and the UK between 16 and 24 January.
The team was led by clinicians with experience in the delivery of health care services and with an understanding of Jersey’s healthcare needs and how existing services will operate in future design. They were accompanied by colleagues from the Our Hospital project with experience of major capital builds, construction and building maintenance.
Yes, meetings were held with hospital management.
The hospitals visited all operate within a recognised framework of hospital care which is consistent across most western jurisdictions with advanced healthcare and deliver hospital services that are similar to those in Jersey.
Yes, meetings were held with construction professionals on these visits.
The team travelled by air, economy class. For costs, see table in the answer to question 'I'.
The team stayed in Spain, Sweden and the UK. Two hotels were three star rated and one was five star. For costs, please see table in the answer to question 'I' below.
The Our Hospital Project Board.