The full planning application for Jersey’s new hospital at Overdale has been formally submitted.
The new health campus will for the first time bring together an acute, general and ambulatory hospital, mental health centre, knowledge and training centre set in landscaped gardens and open spaces, together with new and dedicated access solutions, with ample parking and convenient pedestrian and public transport connections.
With an overall patient capacity significantly greater than the current Jersey General Hospital, the main hospital building has been designed to be future-proofed, flexible and adaptable.
More operating theatres, a separate maternity, a women’s and children’s unit, more single en-suite rooms available to all patients, staff well being areas and far-reaching sea views all contribute towards a first-class and sustainable healthcare facility, which will help attract the very best medical professionals and care for Islanders for generations to come.
The application also includes plans to improve Westmount Road to create safer access, alongside the creation of proposed new woodland walks, new green landscaped spaces and parkland, and the planting of at least 860 new trees around the site and road. The plans also include a parking solution for Pet’s Paradise at the end of Pierson Road. The plans have been developed by Llewlyn Davies architects, who form part of the RoK FCC design and delivery partnership, and have been submitted following extensive public engagement and feedback, as well as working closely with senior clinicians and healthcare professionals.
Senator Lyndon Farnham, Deputy Chief Minister and Chair of the Our Hospital Political Oversight Group, said: “We have today taken a significant step towards the delivery of our much-needed new hospital by reaching this important milestone in the project. During this process, we have not only ensured that the public have had every opportunity to offer their feedback and ideas, but importantly worked extremely closely with our healthcare professionals, who have used their medical expertise and experience to help us design a hospital for the future.
“The independent planning process will now begin and is expected to deliver a decision in early 2022. Subject to the application being approved, construction can then begin in time to meet the project timelines of our new hospital being complete and fully operational by the end of 2026.”
The full planning application, including all of the supporting documents, will be available to read on Current planning applications on www.gov.je once the application has been formally registered by the department.
For further information, please contact the Government of Jersey press office on 01534 440430 or email@example.com