Jersey’s planned costs for a new hospital are £466m with estimated total costs incl. interest payments of £900m for a catchment area of 103000 people VERSUS the costs of the planned new Liverpool Royal Hospital of £429m for 750000 people needing the specialist services for a catchment area of 2 million people!
How on earth did Jersey’s Department of Health and its Minister Andrew Green get their sums together?
Their money wasting incompetency with serious consequences for the Jersey people is just so in your face. To top that their elected Treasury Minister Senator Alan Maclean snubbed the request by Deputy John Le Fondre, Chairman of the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel for more time to investigate how Jersey’s new multi-million pound hospital build is going to be funded!
But that must be The Jersey Way again! Arrogance par excellence!http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/treasury-snubs-scrutiny-hospital-proposals/?t=i#.WHu0TMd2hqgThe New Royal Liverpool Hospital will get for their money:
• 646 beds, including a 40-bed Intensive Therapy Unit.
• 18 state-of-the-art theatres
• 23 wards and units, including a large clinical research facility.
• The Emergency Department which treats 172.000 patients will be one of
the biggest in the north-west with a CT scanner and special lifts for major
trauma patients, which go straight to theatres. http://www.rlbuht.nhs.uk/The%20New%20Royal/Documents/New-Royal-Carillion-Newsletter.pdfhttp://www.rlbuht.nhs.uk/The%20New%20Royal/Pages/New-Royal-overview.aspx
What will Jersey’s people get for their borrowed and tax paid money?
Will the General Hospital or the Department of Health or the Treasury put on line the finance plans and up dates like the New Royal Liverpool Hospital?http://www.rlbuht.nhs.uk/The%20New%20Royal/Pages/Financing-New-Royal.aspx
As the Jersey Way does not allow transparency and accountability we all know the answers. Will Deputy Le Fondre challenge the CoM next week, I hope he will and that the cameras are all on Treasury Minister Maclean!