1. ITV Report

100 islanders apply to opinion panel for Jersey's new hospital

The panel will represent islanders views about the future of Jersey's hospital. Credit: ITV Channel TV

More than 100 islanders have applied to join a citizens' panel looking at Jersey's new hospital so far.

The group's role will be to make sure that the views of islanders are taken into account, including their thoughts on its future location.

The panel was set up by the government earlier this month and has already seen plenty of interest, but those behind it are still encouraging people to get involved.

To see that so many Islanders wish to be part of such an important project for Jersey is extremely encouraging and really does allow us to ensure that we have the community at the very heart of our decision-making process.

Being part of this panel gives people a unique opportunity to help shape our hospital to fit the needs of our patients today, and into the future. Their input is going to be vitally important in helping determine the criteria for assessing the size, shape and location of Jersey’s new hospital by informing the decision-making parameters and requirements.

– Deputy Hugh Raymond

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Our Hospital Citizens’ Panel can apply online here or by picking up an application form from any parish hall.

Applications close on Friday 29 November 2019.