Jersey politicians have scrapped Gloucester Street as their favoured site for the island's future hospital.
They voted 39-7 in favour of Deputy Russell Labey's proposition to rescind a build replacing the existing one at Gloucester Street.
Work now begins on drawing up a new short list of possible sites, which could still include Gloucester Street.
The preferred site is due to be announced in September 2020, with planning applications submitted in March 2021.
In total £2.6 million will be allocated to the first stage of the process, with a further £4.8 million for the second phase.
Constable Crowcroft's amendment has been adopted which means the new hospital will not be built on People's Park or Parade Gardens.