KEVII cost is £3m. to look after 17 patients

IT COSTS £810,000 more to run the King Edward VII hospital each year than was first revealed.

IT COSTS £810,000 more to run the King Edward VII hospital each year than was first revealed.

The new figures take the expense of running the hospital, which is now understood to have just 17 patients, to just under £3m.

Health and Social Services released more figures in response to Deputy Mike Hadley’s written questions – he has been campaigning for the hospital to close and for patients to be cared for in the private sector. But the overall running cost, released by the department, did not include the commercial value of the building, which Deputy Hadley said would be around £1.3m. per year.

‘The KEVII site is extensive and valuable, the buildings being insured for £18 million – this cost was not included. If the buildings and land were not occupied by HSSD the site could be sold or used as social housing or otherwise used by the States,’ he said.

‘At a commercial rate of about 7% HSSD must be costing the States about £1.3 million. Thus if the KEVII was closed the States would save about £4m.’

Comments for: "KEVII cost is £3m. to look after 17 patients"

Azuresky

It has been a long time known that the KEVII 'sickness' records are amazingly high and the figures in the paper today are no suprise to anybody working in the HSSD.

I hope that when the staff are moved to different areas their 'sickness' is monitered, otherwise there will be more unnecessary ward closures.

John

An they just not make this the new phase 6 rather than spend 25 plus million on a new build ? It's a big site ..

Or just move the whole lot to the main PEH site and give the site back to Treasury in exchange for phase 6 funding.

Barry tucker

You are so right John how can this be right 3 million to look after 17 patients how can the guernsey people trust HSSD these patients need to put at the PEH also the ones at the castle hospital there are four empty wards up there at the PEH and close the KE7 and castle ? .

Barry .