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Grins, groans and GIFs... Social media reacts to the hospital decision

Grins, groans and GIFs... Social media reacts to the hospital decision

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Grins, groans and GIFs... Social media reacts to the hospital decision

Tuesday 17 May 2022

It's the island's largest ever (and, don't forget, most expensive) capital project, so islanders across social media unsurprisingly had a lot to say about it...

Naturally, Chief Minister John Le Fondre, and the man with political responsibility for the project, Senator Lyndon Farnham, were delighted with the news and took to Twitter to share their joy and relief.

St. Brelade Constable Mike Jackson was also a happy chap:

Some Islanders echoed this positive sentiment, relieved to no longer have to worry about the decision:

Whether they agreed or disagreed with the approval, many commenters were unified behind the plan to "press on" and "just get on with it":



Some took a more measured and methodical approach to the announcement, such as Deputy Kirsten Morel...

Primary school learning support assistant, Toby Forrest, expressed his concerns over the timing of the decision on Twitter: "Whilst I agree we do need to get on and build the new hospital, I have reservations over decisions made by a potentially outgoing government minister in an election period."

Of course, the GIFs were out in full force from many others...

Hospital cardiologist, Dr Andrew Mitchell, expressed his support tweeting: "This is great news for #JerseyCI and the health of islanders."

However, some individuals responding to his tweet clearly did not feel the same way...

 ...and commenters on Facebook also voiced concerns over the cost:


Senator Kristina Moore said she was pleased no contracts would be signed yet, given that she felt that there is a "more realistic alternative"...

For many, it is simply a waiting game to see what the real outcomes of this decision will be...



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