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Cost of transferring cardiac patients to Oxford University Hospital (FOI)

Cost of transferring cardiac patients to Oxford University Hospital (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 24 May 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How much is spent annually by Health and Community Services on cardiac patients being referred to Oxford University Hospital in the UK?  This should include travel, accommodation, surgeries and medication.  

Please also confirm the annual cost of cardiac patients in the General Hospital in Jersey.


2023 costs for cardiac patients requiring care or treatment at Oxford John Radcliffe Hospital and / or Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (‘Oxford Hospital’) total £2,694,654.69, inclusive of all treatment and any accommodation, travel or sundry expenses covered.

As explained in a Freedom of Information response published to in November 2022, the cost of medical transfer flights is calculated using the average flight cost from the total overall charter flight service, and is not specific to flights for patient transfers to Oxford Hospital. Based on the average flight cost for 2023, the total cost of medical flight transfers to and / or from Oxford Hospital was £863,105.

Health and Community Services’ (HCS’) annual expenditure for care of patients through Oxford Hospital from 2018, and detail of charter flights for patients to and / or from Oxford Hospital for the same period, are available in the Freedom of Information response referenced above, at:

Patient transfers to John Radcliffe hospital (FOI)​

As this information is available elsewhere, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

HCS’ 2023 expenditure on local Cardiology services was £1,378,739, including staff and operational costs. The budget for 2024 is £1,635,200.

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