Jersey's new hospital: Timeline of the plans proposed over the last decade

Various iterations of the plans for Jersey's new hospital over the years. Credit: Government of Jersey

Since 2012, Jersey's government has proposed a number of different plans to build a new hospital.

Most recently, a government report written by Ministers has recommended building a hospital spread across two sites - something their predecessors had previously ruled out.

Here is ITV Channel's roundup of the different hospital plans proposed over the last decade.

  • 2012: Jersey's Health Minister, Deputy Anne Pryke, announces £293 million plans to build a new hospital.

  • 2013: A dual-site hospital is first proposed.

  • 2014: Deputy Pryke's successor as Health Minister, Senator Andrew Green, promised a site would be chosen 'within 100 days'.

  • 2015: The Minister says 'more research is needed', rules out a dual-site option, and says a decision will be made by January 2016.

  • February 2016: Public consultation into five potential sites, including People's Park.

Protesters faced-off with Ministers over turning the People's Park into a new hospital. Credit: ITV Channel
  • Later February 2016: People's Park was ruled out as an option following public backlash.

  • June 2016: Senator Green announces a new hospital will be built on the existing Gloucester Street site.

  • November 2017: Public inquiry into plans to build on Gloucester Street opens.

  • December 2017: States Assembly approves £466 million in funding for the new hospital.

  • January 2018: Gloucester Street plans denied planning permission by Environment Minister, Deputy Steve Luce.

Two consecutive Planning Ministers, Deputies Steve Luce and John Young, both rejected plans to build a new hospital. Credit: ITV Channel
  • January 2019: Revised Gloucester Street plans also denied planning permission by the new Environment Minister, Deputy John Young.

  • November 2019: Islanders invited to join a 'citizens panel' to help decide the best plans for a new hospital.

  • July 2020: New shortlist of five potential sites was published - including People's Park, again.

  • September 2020: Shortlist was reduced to two options - People's Park and Overdale.

Redeveloping the Overdale Hospital site into a 'world-class' health campus was the preferred option of Jersey's 2018-22 government. Credit: ITV Channel
  • October 2020: Overdale was chosen as the preferred site for a new hospital.

  • November 2020: States Members approve Overdale as the chosen site.

  • May 2021: New £804 million plans for 'world-class' hospital at Overdale published.

  • November 2021: Planning application for Overdale hospital submitted.

  • December 2021: St Helier parishioners block plans to build a widened access road to Overdale.

A parish assembly voted on the plans to allow Westmount Road to be expanded. Credit: ITV Channel
  • February 2022: Plans to demolish existing Overdale buildings rejected.

  • April 2022: Planning inspector appointed to review Overdale plans.

  • May 2022: Overdale hospital plans granted planning permission by Deputy John Young.

  • September 2022: New government stops work on Overdale plans and calls a review.

The new Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Tom Binet, said the government had 'no choice' but to abandon the last government's plans to build a new hospital at Overdale.

  • 1 November 2022: The review recommends a new dual-site hospital split between Overdale and Gloucester Street.

  • 30 November 2022: The Chief Minister revealed the 'Our Hospital' project spent more on consultants than all the previous schemes combined.

  • 4 April 2023: The Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Tom Binet announces the government is looking to buy more land on Kensington Place to make room for the proposed dual-site hospital.

  • 13 June 2023: Deputy Binet admits to States Members the new dual-site hospital would cost more than the previous 'Our Hospital' project he scrapped for being "too big and too expensive."

  • 15 August 2023: Outpatient services relocated from Overdale to the converted former Les Quennevais School - named the Enid Quenault Health and Wellbeing Centre.

  • 14 September 2023: Work begins towards clearing the Overdale site ahead of its eventual redevelopment.

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