A BID to get the States Assembly to commit to the single-site Overdale scheme has been defeated.
Deputy Lyndon Farnham lodged a proposition last month aiming to prevent the government abandoning the approved Overdale plans until it had ‘certainty’ that the multi-site scheme – recommended by the Our Hospital Project review – was a better option both clinically and financially.
But yesterday States Members voted this down by 32 to 15.
The review recommended scrapping the proposed single-site facility in favour of a hybrid model that would include the existing Gloucester Street site, adjacent land at Kensington Place and Overdale.
Deputy Farnham’s proposition would have required the Council of Ministers to present a report to the States by 20 March, providing ‘direct like-for-like’ comparisons between the multi-site option and the Overdale proposals – including running costs.