We are modernising the Princess Elizabeth Hospital into a future-proofed, fit-for-purpose facility for patients and staff.
The need for this significant series of upgrades was unanimously supported by the States of Deliberation in March 2019. It is an essential part of the Partnership of Purpose, which is a long-term strategy to transform the provision and access of health and social care services to cope with the Bailiwick's ageing population and ongoing fiscal pressures - see Partnership of Purpose tab for more details.
Upgrading the hospital is a priority. Demand has already outstripped capacity and facilities across the hospital need to be brought up to acceptable modern standards.
We now have an overall plan to complete the proposed upgrades across two phases, with careful sequencing of work to ensure minimal disruption to hospital services throughout - we must maintain a fully-functional hospital while we upgrade it.
- Phase 1 has been approved and will get underway in March 2021 with the construction of a new Critical Care Unit, the most urgent priority.
- Funding for Phase 2 work has been approved in principle within the Government Work Plan, with funding subsequently approved by P&RC
Our travel strategy continues to support access to the hospital site
Parking availability at the hospital is tight, and it will be squeezed further when construction gets underway. We are always encouraging staff to seek alternatives to driving to work to save parking for service users.
To support cyclists, new covered shelters and cycle hoops have been installed outside the Le Vauquiedor entrance, alongside a doubling of the cycle parking capacity outside the Emergency Department and reinstatement of cycle hoops at the Oberlands.
Discussions are also ongoing with CT Plus to improve services passing the hospital. Further initiatives to encourage cycling and walking to work are also in the pipeline.
Creating the Bailiwick's hospital of tomorrow is truly a collective effort - after all, it is for the benefit of all of us. Alongside all the medical expertise helping us shape all the new facilities we need, we are calling on the community to help design the look and feel of the hospital interior - see the Get involved tab for more details. This website provides a range of information and will be updated regularly.