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NHS Consultation on local hospital service

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 12 January, 2020

The local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on proposals for local hospitals, which are important for how the NHS will provide future health care.

The CCG is the group of local GPs that commission health services for us, and determines how they should be organised.

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

• they 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 their preferred option is Sutton Hospital.

These plans would be accompanied by a £500 million programme 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.

There are a number of consultation events:

21 Jan                   18.30     Holiday Inn, Sutton

12 Feb                  13.00     The Phoenix centre, Wallington

2 March               19.30     St Helier Community Assn, Bishopsford Road

Where you can hear more about the proposals and give your views.  The consultation website is here, and a summary of the proposals is attached.

Do encourage people to respond; the deadline is 1 April.

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