Government signs £30 million deal with a firm to build Jersey's new hospital

Jersey’s government has signed a £30 million deal with a firm to build the island's new hospital.

The contract is with a consortium made up of local construction firm ROK and Spanish builders FCC.

ROK was also behind the building of the new Les Quennevais School, Jersey's Police Headquarters and the new redevelopment of College Gardens.

The firm FCC is however under investigation as part of a corruption case in Panama. It was uncovered following the company's own internal investigation.

Jersey's government, however, says that the matter "does not pose a risk to the project".

Health bosses say today’s announcement means they are on track to open the new hospital in 2026.

A shortlist of ‘two, three or four’ sites is due next month, then a States Assembly debate is expected no later than November.