The Princess Elizabeth Hospital is the only acute hospital in Guernsey. Officially opened in 1949 by the Princess Elizabeth the PEH celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2019. Since then, the PEH has evolved with the community it serves and houses all of the island’s diagnostic facilities and acute medical wards to provide the Bailiwick with a consistent, high level of medical treatment and care.
The PEH is made up of 12 wards and various departments. You can view the full list of wards and their details here.
Getting to the Hospital
- By car
There are 3 parking zones:
- White zones – staff parking
- Red zones – for visitors and service users
- Blue zone – short term parking (30 minutes)
- We provide access and facilities for disabled visitors and wheelchair users at the 3 main hospital entrances.
- By bus
Buses 60, 61, 71, 81 and P2 all visit the PEH Porters Lodge. Please click on this link for more up to date information http://buses.gg/
Visitors who need assistance should report to the Porters Lodge (inside the main entrance) where a member of staff will be pleased to help. You can contact the Porters on (01481) 725241 ext 4218.
Your Doctor will be the first to indicate that you may need hospital treatment and will refer you to the relevant Consultant based at the Medical Specialist Group.
The Medical Specialist Group (MSG)
The MSG has Consultants of medicine, surgery including Ophthalmology (eye disorders), anaesthetics (pain relief), paediatrics (childhood illness) obstetrics (childbirth and midwifery) and gynaecology (female reproductive system). They provide the majority of the medical services at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
Once your referral has been received your Consultant will then decide whether or not hospital treatment is required and discuss with you what alternative treatments are available and what they would entail.
Patients with private medical cover for specialist treatment may choose to consult the MSG, either privately or under the State’s scheme. You can find out more details by visiting the MSG website here: www.msg.gg
Delivery of Care
Whilst you are in hospital you will be cared for by a team of nurses with one qualified nurse being responsible for planning your care. All care planned will be discussed with you, and you are encouraged to ask any questions relating to this care.
Accident & Emergency
The Accident and Emergency Department provides the out of hours service for people who need to see a doctor. Patients who have arranged to see the out of hours doctor should follow signs to the Accident and Emergency Department and check in at the reception desk. You can view the charges for Emergency Department in the PDF below –
For information relating to other hospital charges, please call HSC Finance on (01481) 725241.