Islanders split on site of future hospital

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An opinion survey has revealed that islanders are divided on the location of Jersey's future hospital.

51% of the 1000 islanders surveyed, said that building on the current site is the right decision, whilst 47% disagreed.

The States of Jersey used a UK polling company to gather opinion on the new hospital and say they found strong support a new hospital.

Although nearly half of islanders disagree with building a new hospital on the current site, the polling company have concluded that ⅔ of islanders either agree on the location, or say they would accept the location if the hospital is built as soon as possible.

The Health Minister says this survey ends the debate over the location of the new hospital.

Revised plans for the hospital will be presented to the States on 12th March.