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Services Begin The Move Out Of Overdale

Outpatient services have begun the phased move out of Overdale in St Helier, to the new Enid Quenault Health Centre at Les Quennevais.

The new site is where the former Les Quennevais school was before its move to a new campus in 2020.

Urology, Rheumatology and Neurology clinics have made the move today (15 August) after diabetes and endocrine appointments are being held there from last week.

The government says once the move is complete, Overdale will be mostly empty and ready for the site to be turned into a new acute inpatient hospital as part of the 'New Healthcare Facilities' Programme.

Ministers aim to have the new facility opened by 2028, before then moving some outpatient care to a new building adjacent to the current Gloucester Street General Hospital open 2 years later.

Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Tom Binet, says the move is a significant step in the programme.

"This facility illustrates the quality of the work done by the current team over a number of years and we must not forget that the political credit for initiating this project rests with the previous government, which has been taken to fruition by this administration."

Assistant Health Minister, Deputy Rose Binet, says that she is delighted the move has begun.

"As a department, our focus must be on providing the quality of health services that Island patients deserve, in the high-quality facilities that our dedicated staff need.

This new centre sets a standard for the facilities we should be providing for healthcare in Jersey, and provides improved space both for operating clinical services and for staff facilities."

The Health and Wellbeing centre in St Brelade is named after former States Member Enid Quenault who served as Deputy and later Constable of the parish between 1975 and 1999.

A full list of which services are moving and when can be found here.

An official opening ceremony, attended by Mrs Quenault, is planned for September.

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