Jersey's Health Minister, Deputy Richard Renouf says he hopes a final decision on plans for Jersey's new hospital will be made by the end of October.
This week there's a public inquiry into rebuilding the hospital on its current site. It is the second set of plans for the £466m development after the first were rejected for being "out of scale" for the area.
Deputy Renouf says work does need to start soon and if the plans are rejected they may have to start again, looking at other sites.
Quote Message: It's not just about a new building, it's about the future development of health services in the island. The whole council of ministers want to move to a system where the health service is based in a variety of venues, not just where everything is hospital centred. from Deputy Richard Renouf Health Minister