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Funding of hospital to be subject to review

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A NEW review panel has been set up to specifically scrutinise the Treasury Minister’s proposals to fund the future hospital.

The new hospital

An updated proposition on how to fund the £466 million capital project, which is due to include a more detailed business case, is expected to be lodged by Treasury Minister Alan Maclean within the next two months.

The new review panel has been set up to scrutinise the proposition. Deputy Simon Brée will chair the panel, which will be made up of Deputies Richard Renouf, Kevin Lewis, Terry MacDonald and John Le Fondré, and Senator Sarah Ferguson.

Deputy Brée said: ‘This is such an important topic to scrutinise, and even though the timescale is extremely short we are looking forward to working co-operatively with the Chief Minister and his ministers.

'The panel has been corresponding with the Chief Minister and has asked to be provided with an early copy of the proposition or propositions and supporting documents, so that we are able to begin our work.’

A statement released by the panel said that its objectives would be to examine the business case documentation, establish how services provided within the future hospital would fit into the wider health profile, determine the flexibility of the new hospital in relation to future demand, consider the decision-making process in relation to the funding proposals and assess the funding proposals’ appropriateness, as well as any potential risks.

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