Where have we come from?
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in 1999, bringing together our hospitals – Epsom, St Helier, Sutton, and Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children. Today, the hospitals provide an extensive range of hospital services for people who mostly live in the London Borough of Sutton, south of the London Borough of Merton, and for the people of Surrey – Epsom and Ewell, and parts of Mole Valley, Elmbridge, Reigate and Banstead. The challenges facing Epsom and St Helier hospitals are longstanding and there have been a number of attempts to resolve them.
In 2017 the Trust published a strategic outline case for investment in its hospitals. This document described the challenges facing Epsom and St Helier hospitals. In January 2018, the CCGs accepted that these issues had to be resolved, and committed to look at the options that would best achieve this. In June 2018, Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton CCGs launched a programme to involve the public in the case for change and a proposed new way of providing healthcare in the future, known as the ‘clinical model of care’. This involved more than 1,500 people directly, and a much larger number in various ways, across the area.
Read the independent report and its findings ‘Independent analysis of feedback from public engagement October 2018’