MJ Medical appointed as health planning consultants to deliver widespread shake-up of health services on island
MJ Medical has been appointed as health planning consultants to develop the design for the £279m redevelopment of the Future Hospital Project in Jersey.
As part of a Gleeds-led team that includes HASSELL Architects and Arup Engineers, MJ Medical is providing strategic acute service briefing and detailed design development services to the evolving scheme.
The island's governing body, States of Jersey, is committed to radically improving the way Jersey's healthcare is delivered, and this project represents a significant step towards achieving that goal.
The Future Hospital Project is the redevelopment of the island’s district general hospital. The new facilities will comprise 100% single-occupancy rooms, an ambulatory care centre, a cancer centre, new operating theatres, an emergency department and a paediatrics department.
Bernard Place, clinical director for the States of Jersey, said: “We were impressed with MJ Medical as the values that guide its work reflected our own. We are committed to developing a hospital that truly reflects the needs of patients, clinical staff and the community more generally. MJ Medical also demonstrated a commitment to place the Future Hospital within the unique context of Jersey’s integrated health and social care system. We are looking forward to a long and collaborative relationship with the company and the whole Gleeds team.”
MJ Medical consultant, Danny Gibson, added: “The substance of our health planning is based on combining research with practical experience from healthcare projects around the world. We can consider a wide range of potential approaches to help the States of Jersey achieve its vision.
“Our health planning services are further enriched by our recognised market-leading medical equipment planning capability. Our understanding of medical technology, and its rapid evolution, means we can contribute more meaningfully to the strategic decisions Jersey needs to make to plan transformational services and facilities.
“Realising the potential for buildings to support the delivery of high-quality healthcare through having the flexibility to respond throughout their lifespan to changes in clinical best-practice and technology, remains at the centre of our design approach.”
The project is currently in the strategic planning stage with the detailed design planned to commence in the last quarter of 2015.