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Medical staff vacancies, salary costs and bullying complaints (FOI)

Medical staff vacancies, salary costs and bullying complaints (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 September 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please confirm the following:


As at 1 September 2021 what are the vacancy figures for full and part time qualified nursing staff, patient fronting technical staff (ie radiographers), doctors and consultants in the General Hospital and at Overdale?


How many complaints of bullying have been received by hospital management between 1 January and 31 August 2021?


What are the gross annual salary costs for the 2021 financial year for the following:

(i) Non medical managers (including the Chief Nurse and the 17 additional managers being employed to develop and deliver the Jersey Care Model) in HCS, including both the General Hospital and Overdale?

(ii) Permanently employed medical consultants

A previous Freedom of Information response published on 19 July 2021 might be helpful in providing some of the answers.

HCS organisational structure and staffing (FOI)



Please see below table for medical staff vacancies as at 1 September 2021.


​Pay Group

​Vacancies (FTE*)

General Hospital ​ ​

​Patient Fronting Technical Staff​10.5
​Doctors and Consultants ​22.2
​Qualified Nurses​55.3


​Overdale Hospital ​ ​

​Patient Fronting Technical Staff  ​37.2
​Doctors and Consultants ​3.0
​Qualified Nurses​9.1

* Full time equivalent, will include part-time and full-time roles.


This information is accessible by other means, in a recent Freedom of Information response.

HCS staffing, surveys and bullying/harassment (FOI)

Therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.


(i) and (ii)

Full year data is not yet available to provide a response to this request. This information is therefore not held, and Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

Article applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

Article 23 – Information accessible 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.

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