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Costs associated with the Nightingale Hospital (FOI)

Costs associated with the Nightingale Hospital (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 12 April 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please advise the following relating to the Nightingale Hospital:


The cost of the initial transport, construction and making operational of this “hospital”


The quarterly rental paid to the owner of the hospital


The quarterly rental of the land and any associated costs payable to the landowner


The quarterly costs for security and maintenance


Any parish rates liability


The forecast costs to take it down and the forecast costs to ship it back to its owner.


The cost of supplies so far; for example oxygen and medical consumables.



These costs to the end of 2020 have been released as part of a previous Freedom of Information (FOI) response and are therefore exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

The previous response can be viewed on the link below:

Track, Trace, Testing, Monitoring and Nightingale costs (FOI)

Additional set up and construction costs to the end of February 2021 are £75,070.


The rental of the structure for the first quarter 2021 is expected to be £234,450.


A redacted copy of the rental licence for the land is available on the link to a previous Freedom of Information (FOI) request below:

Nightingale Hospital lease agreement (FOI)

In the previous FOI request information regarding the cost for the lease of the land was exempt under Article 33 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as after considering the circumstances relating to this arrangement we concluded that the interests of the Licensor outweighed the public’s interest in some of the terms of the Licence.

Having reconsidered this in the current circumstances we have concluded that the interests of the Licensor still outweigh the public’s interest and this cost cannot therefore be released.

We do not pay any other associated costs to the landowner.


Costs for maintenance and security are included within the running costs of the hospital of £1,910,886 for 2020 and £413,983 for 2021. Please also see the link below to previous FOI responses regarding security and other costs:

Nightingale Ward security costs (FOI)


For 2020 we paid only Occupier rates of £76.00, plus a £7.60 surcharge for late payment as we received the invoice late from the landowner. This totalled £83.60. For 2021 we expect to have to pay both Occupier and Foncier rates, but we have not been invoiced as yet.


Within the original quotation for the Nightingale structure a sum for dismantling and transport to the nearest UK port was included.

Estimated sums also include shipping to the UK, plus any additional travel and accommodation costs the contractors may incur. Included within the Government Plan 2021 is a budgeted sum of £269,420 to cover these costs.

Additional costs for removal of all internal works, fittings and equipment and remediation of the field will be in addition to these costs and are also included within the Government Plan Annex document which can be accessed via the link below:

Annex to Government Plan 2021-24


These costs can be found via the link below to a previous FOI response:

Nightingale hospital decision making and costs (FOI)

The total cost of medical consumables relating to the Nightingale Hospital from construction to the end of February 2021 is £83,714.

Articles applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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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