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Which health services are transferring to Les Quennevais?

Which health services are transferring to Les Quennevais?

Thursday 19 August 2021

Which health services are transferring to Les Quennevais?

Thursday 19 August 2021

Plans revealing how the former Les Quennevais School will undergo a £15m transformation into a new temporary outpatients hospital facility have been released.

The Growth, Infrastructure, Housing and Environment Department recently submitted their application to change the use of the former school from an educational facility to a medical one while the construction of the new hospital at Overdale takes place.

It was originally predicted that the cost of the refit and moving services would be around £10m, but by May this year that estimate had risen to £15m.

The planning application for the refit went live yesterday, showing plans to redesign the former school's main entrance, which will be the one used by patients.

A separate entrance will be created where the library was for access to the replacement Child Development Therapy Centre (CDTC).

Pictured: The Child Development Therapy Centre (CDTC) will use the former library entrance.

The plans also include the creation of two access roads for the residential units located off Le Clos des Sables.

141 parking spaces will be available, as it is planned the former playground will be turned into parking spaces, with a car park reserved for staff to be accessed from Clos des Sables.

Meanwhile, the proposed floor layouts submitted so far show how the 7,243sqm building will split to deliver different services. Clinical Director Professor Ashok Handa previously explained that all clinical patient-facing functions are set on the ground floor of the former school.

The main entrance will include the reception and main waiting area, along with a parking bay for mobility scooters and a child play room. There will also be a small café area.

The Child Development Centre, accessed from the entrance to the former library, will have its own waiting room as well as a sensory room.

Nine consult examination rooms will be available in the centre, along with a gym, a group room and a meeting room.


Pictured: Each service will have dedicated rooms for consults and examinations.

The ‘Therapies’ services, including dietetics, will share two consult/examination rooms, three consulting rooms, a treatment room and two treatment cubicles.

There will also be access to areas where patients can be helped with “activities of daily living”, such as cooking and hygiene, and there will be accessible showers and changing rooms, and a gym.

A wheelchair assessment room has also been planned along with a wheelchair workshop, an outdoor training space and storage.

The Older Adult Mental Heath and Psychological Assessment and Therapies (PATS) services will share a reception and ‘sub-wait’ area.

Five rooms for interviews and counselling have been planned, with an additional five rooms designed for families. A consult/examination room and a group room have also been drawn up, along with a multi-functional team room for staff.

The Diabetes Centre will have access to nine consult rooms, as well as three specialty stores, one dedicated to podiatry, and a patient pantry.

A ‘sub-wait’ area for the service also appears on the plan.

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Pictured: A room will be dedicated to sight tests for the retinal screening service.

The retinal screening service will get two rooms: one for sight tests and one for Optical coherence tomography (OCT) tests and the retinal camera.

Three rooms have been reserved for the audiology consultations along with a booth room. Patients will get access to all the different services they need with a hearing aid workshop, a library/demonstration room and a fitting room.

Urology, cystoscopy and urodynamics will be dispensed from one room, which will have access to an ensuite WC and an assisted changing room.

The Pain Clinic will have access to five consult/examination rooms between 13.5sqm and 14.3sqm as well as a treatment room, and a large group room potentially usable as a gym.

The service will have its own reception and waiting area and staff will have access to a multi-functional team room.

Four consult/examination rooms have been dedicated to the Pre-Assessment service, which will also have access to two virtual consulting rooms.


Pictured: Staff will have access to working spaces and other facilities in the upper floors.

Meanwhile, the ‘Outpatient Cluster’ will get seven consult rooms, a group room, a treatment room and a medicine preparation room.

The service will also include two rooms for physical measurements and phlebotomy, as well as a quiet interview room and several examination stores.

A Staff Wellbeing Consulting Centre also features on the plans with three rooms for consultants, a locker bay, and an accessible wc and shower.

In the upper floors, the different services based at Les Quennevais will have access to several areas of ‘open plan desks’ along with other facilities such as rest zones, breakout spaces, quiet work rooms, seminar rooms and archives.

Offices for consultants in neurology and rheumatology will also be provided.

Meals on Wheels has also been given a space on the ground floor, despite Professor Handa having previously said they were unlikely to move to Les Quennevais.

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Posted by gordon le claire on
great idea make people go out west as everyone has a car don't they o and people in wheelchairs and mobility scooters can all get on the bus as plenty of room on them for more than one lets not forget parents with 2 or 3 children who will always be well behaved while traveling out to st Brelade
Posted by Jon Jon on
15 million ,spending that amount of cash surely means once completed this will stay out there! Our loonie states members just go on and on with this mad solution to a new hospital at Overdale!
Posted by John Sheen on
Great comment Gordon - because obviously nobody lives out west, making life so much easier for those forced to get two buses to Overdale each week. People do live outside of town you know!
Posted by Scott Mills on
Should have used the nightgale hospital! was near one of our lovely beaches.
Posted by Keith Marsh on
It is going to be really difficult getting to Les Q on a mobility scooter, not impossible but will need a recharge once there ~ Clinical Director Professor Ashok Handa, please take note.
Posted by nigel pearce on
I’m willing to bet this will still be in use in twenty years time. A good bet for me as I won’t be.
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