Our Bailiwick hospital is soon to undergo an extensive series of much-needed upgrades.
The modernisation work will resolve pressing clinical needs and future proof the PEH for many years to come.
Construction is due to start in July 2021 and be split into three phases to ensure a fully-operational hospital is maintained throughout. The first clinical areas in phase 1 are due to open in 2022 and the upgrades should all be completed by 2028.
Our hospital modernisation is part of the broader Partnership of Purpose initiative which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all islanders. Pivotal to that is a fit-for-purpose hospital.
At every step we are extensively consulting our own clinicians and broader hospital teams, alongside a number of outside experts. Initiatives are also underway to seek public input into the look and feel of the new facilities, including physical environment, artwork and décor. Together we are working towards the best possible hospital for the island.
Construction for phase 1 has now gone out to tender.
- Redevelopment of the Critical Care Unit into a larger, more flexible unit with an increase from 7 to 12 beds.
- Refurbished Post Anaesthesia Care Unit which will be adjacent to the CCU and will provide 10 beds which can be converted to provide increased capacity for critically ill patients or future pandemic demands.
- New storage and change facilities for theatres.
- Infrastructure works including drainage, medical gases and electricity supply
Due to start in 2022, this would see the biggest phase of construction. Plans are being developed to build a three-storey extension with a new main entrance facilitating better navigation and patient flow around the whole hospital. Linked to the existing building, the new extension will house the following purpose-built departments:
- Paediatrics and outpatient facilities on level 1 and maternity and neonatal intensive care facilities on level 2
- New theatres on level 2. (Existing theatres will also be refurbished)
- Private ward and private outpatient facilities on level 3 with a separate entrance and lift
- Admission Discharge Unit adjacent to theatres which can also provide an additional 21 CCU beds to support any future pandemic situations
- Central Sterile Supplies Department to support the new theatre suite
- New updated Guernsey Breast Unit
- Refurbishment of the Emergency Department with separate ambulance and walk in entrances
- New orthopaedic ward adjacent to the general surgical ward
- New fracture clinic close to the Emergency Department
Information about the phases in planning and designing our hospital can be found on the Hospital Modernisation Frequently Asked Questions page
Progress to date
Rebuilding a hospital is a major undertaking. Considerable research and development and other preparatory work is continuing behind the scenes ahead of us breaking ground. Here's a summary of what's already been completed:
- Procurement of our healthcare partners and design team
- Independent review of the original business case
- Detailed demand analysis and growth assumptions to identify the number of beds required for each department
- Detailed health care planning to capture requirements for the new wards and departments
- Extensive engagement with clinical stakeholders within HSC and MSG
- Preparatory design work on the new hospital main entrance, wards and departments
- Construction work for phase 1 has gone out to tender
- Planning application submitted (decision expected December 2020)
This page will be updated regularly. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information or if you would like to contact us to ask a question about the PEH Modernisation Programme, please email: Hospital.ModernisationProgramme@gov.gg