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Panel to hold Hearing with Ministers

13 February 2018

The Future Hospital Review Panel will hold a Public Hearing with the Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Infrastructure to discuss their plans for the future hospital project. This follows the announcement from the Minister for the Environment that the planning application has been refused.

The Hearing is open to the public and will take place on Monday 26th February at 2:00pm in the Blampied room, States Building.

The Chairman of the Panel, Deputy Simon Brée said: "I think it's important that we meet with both Ministers in public to discuss with them what happens next. This is a matter which has attracted a lot of public and media attention and it's only right that the Panel, having undertaken a review on the matter, seeks clarification from the Ministerial team on the way forward".

Background

  • The Proposition (P.107/2017) detailing the preferred scheme and funding for the hospital was lodged on 31st October 2017
  • The Review Panel was established by the Chairmen's Committee to review P.107/2017
  • The public inquiry into the planning application for the new hospital began on 6th November 2017 and lasted approximately 4 days. The inquiry was led by an independent inspector who submitted a report and recommendation for the Minister for the Environment to consider.
  • The Review Panel published its report on the Future Hospital Project on 6th December 2017
  • The Proposition (P.107/2017) to approve the preferred scheme for the new hospital was approved by the States Assembly (30 pour and 16 contre) on 13th December 2017
  • After considering the independent inspectors report, the Minister for the Environment announced that the planning application had been rejected on 9th January
  • The Minister for Health and Social Services advised that he would study the detail of the inspector's report with the project team and decide on the next steps