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Field Hospital Utility Work Underway

Credit: Jersey Electricity

A water supply has been connected to the field hospital at Millbrook and Jersey Electricity has fast-tracked a 450-volt substation to provide critical services such as power, lighting and heating.

St Aubin's inner road is closed this week while the temporary facility is hooked up to drainage and electricity.

Jersey Water has connected a supply pipe from the main in the road. Around 600 metres of pipework are running around the playing fields.

Electricity engineers have been on site since 11 April to make sure a temporary power supply is there - they've also loaned an emergency portable generator to supply homes in case of an outage.

The substation also provides oxygen provision, ventilation and air-conditioning.

Heating engineers have also been working inside the hospital itself.

"I am immensely proud of the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by all of our teams involved in the Nightingale Hospital. From the moment the project was announced, we offered to provide our services without charge in what is not just a vital project for the Government, but for the whole Jersey community.

"Our people are proud to serve and support our community in any way possible in these challenging times."

The hospital is due to be operational from 4 May with the first 60 beds. There will be 180 beds in total, which can extend to 240.

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