The NHS in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton has just completed its first set of public discussion events in which we talked with and listened to local residents and stakeholders on how healthcare can be improved sustainably for the future.
185 members of our local communities attended the events, including MP for Mitcham and Morden Siobhain McDonagh and MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling, as well as a number of councillors.
At the events clinicians, residents and other community members discussed early ideas for providing high quality healthcare for our communities in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton.
A large number of vital key themes emerged from these discussions. These included – among many others – access to future health services, including the impact on travel times and transport, as well as wider impacts on deprived communities and those with protected characteristics.
All feedback from these events, as well as from all other channels, will be collated and independently analysed.
Our next set of public events will start in September. We want to work through some of the issues and solutions you’ve told us about together.
Everyone is very welcome, no need to register, just come along:
Wednesday 12th September: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Sutton Masonic Hall, 9 Grove Road, Sutton, SM1 1BB
Tuesday 18th September: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Commonside Community Development Trust, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill, Mitcham, CR4 1LT
Wednesday 19th September: 10.00am – 12.00pm
The Thomas Wall Centre, 52 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DP
Wednesday 19th September: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Bookham Baptist Church, Lower Road, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, KT23 4DH
Thursday 20th September: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Banstead Methodist Church, The Drive, Banstead, SM7 1DA
Tuesday 25th September: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Mitcham Parish Church, The Parish Centre, Church Path, Mitcham, CR4 3BP