Future Hospital Review Panel
The Future Hospital Review Panel has started a review of the next steps towards the build of a new hospital, as set out in a report recently published by the Chief Minister.
At the beginning of May 2019 the Chief Minister presented R54/2019 'New Hospital Project: Next Steps' in which he set out a phased approach. The report contained the following aims:
- 'firstly, establishes the agreed clinical requirements of the new Hospital
- secondly, uses the outcome of this to scope the size and shape of a new Hospital to inform the shortlisting of potential locations
- thirdly, involves a thorough process of Island and stakeholder communication and engagement on those locations, alongside technical and financial assessments of deliverability, in order to identify a preferred site for the Government and States Assembly to consider and approve'.
The timeline associated with the Chief Minister's report has two distinct phases spread over 20 months. The Panel has agreed that this review with focus on 'Phase 1', which will examine the aims outlined by the Chief Minister over the next 9 months. According to R54/2019, this includes:
'assembling the new team, putting in place the key governance arrangements, establishing effective engagement with politicians, hospital staff, stakeholders and Islanders and agreeing the shortlist of credible sites for detailed assessment, in order to prepare an Outline Business Case by early 2020'
The Future Hospital Review Panel is not currently scheduled to meet.