The Improving Healthcare Together consultation finished on 1st April 2020. Thank you to everyone who responded in person, online, through social media and by phone and letter.
In September 2019, we were allocated £500 million to improve the current buildings at Epsom and St Helier hospitals as well as build a new specialist emergency care hospital on one of the three sites – Epsom, St Helier or Sutton.
Under the proposals
- the majority of services would stay at Epsom and St Helier hospitals in refurbished buildings, with both hospitals running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with urgent treatment centres at each hospital, and
- we would bring together six core (major) services for the most unwell patients, those who need more specialist care, and births in hospital, onto one site in new state-of-the art buildings. This would mean that specialist doctors, nurses and clinical staff would be able to work together to provide round-the-clock specialist care. These services could be located at Epsom Hospital, St Helier Hospital or Sutton Hospital, but our preferred option is Sutton Hospital.
Improving healthcare together 2020-2030
We are local GPs and leaders of the local NHS in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton. Our NHS organisations, called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), plan NHS services for local people.
As local GPs we want the best for our patients, as well as our families and friends. We are confident that our proposals will improve the quality of care.
Read the consultation document
- Download the summary of the consultation document
- Download the full version of the consultation document
This document sets out the changes your local NHS is proposing to make to hospital services. We explain how we have arrived at the proposals.
We want to provide high quality safe care so that we can attract and keep the best staff and provide great care to you and your loved ones for generations to come. It is clear that if we do not change how hospital services are provided in our area, quality and safety will get worse.