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Enid Quenault Health and Wellbeing Centre officially opens

27 September 2023

Former St Brelade Constable, Enid Quenault, officially opened the new Enid Quenault Health Centre at the former Les Quennevais School on Monday. 

Surrounded by family and friends, the former politician expressed her delight at having the new healthcare facility named after her. The Centre is the new home for outpatient services which were formerly offered at Overdale Hospital and marks the first of several healthcare buildings to be delivered as part of the New Healthcare Facilities Programme.

The event was also attended by Government ministers, parish deputies, and St Brelade Constable Mike Jackson and senior Government officials. 

Health Minister Deputy Karen Wilson said: "I am delighted that the guardian of St Brelade accepted the offer of having this new health facility named after her, which marks a significant step in providing new healthcare facilities for the entire Island." 

Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Tom Binet, said: “I’d like to thank the New Healthcare Facilities Programme team, Health and Community Services, and Rok Construction who have spent the last 15 months transforming the building from a school into a modern healthcare facility our Island so desperately needs. 

“I'm pleased to see the Centre come to life as an operational facility, and that it can now officially be handed over to Health and Community Services so that they can continue to deliver patient-focussed care. 

“Now that we have moved outpatient services to this new facility, clearance works have already started at Overdale to prepare the site for the development of an urgently needed Acute Hospital. Ministers are determined to see a spade in the ground in 2025, delivering the Acute Hospital on time in 2028.” 

Speaking after the official opening, Mrs Quenault added: "It is marvellous to see how the teams have transformed the former school building, and I am so pleased that it will remain a focal point for the community for many years to come." 

Those present were also joined at the event by the current Les Quennevais School head teacher, Sarah Hague, who was head teacher when the former school was closed, as well as the current head boy and head girl, who both attended the old Les Quennevais before it was transformed into the new healthcare centre.

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