Jersey's Nightingale Hospital blessed by faith leaders

Credit: Government of Jersey

Jersey's Nightingale Hospital has been blessed by faith leaders in the island after its official opening by the Earl of Wessex on Monday 11 May.

The religious officials to give blessings for the temporary site at Milbrook Playing Fields include:

  • Very Rev Mike Keirle (The Dean)

  • Revd Maureen Turner, Hospital Chaplaincy Team Leader

  • Revd Canon Dominic Golding (Catholic Dean)

  • Dr Sarfraz Jamali (Islamic representative)

  • Mr Stephen Regal (Jewish representative)

The 180-bed wing has cost £14 million to build and will act as a field hospital for patients with Covid-19.

Work began in April by the J3 construction team with the site now under the control of the Health and Community Services department. The Health Minister says it has been a huge effort from lots of sections of the community.

This project has been a collaboration between the Government and businesses, who have all pulled together to meet the tight deadline of this temporary site. The engineering and coordination shown is commendable as Jersey best prepares for the potential impact of this virus. I thank the Island’s faith leaders for blessing the Nightingale Wing.

Deputy Richard Renouf, Jersey's Minister for Health and Social Services