Sketch of aerial view of new hospital in context of the future London Cancer Hub
Our vision is to provide outstanding care, every day. We will achieve this by providing a new model of care where key acute services are brought together onto one site in Sutton in a new high-quality hospital building, with a fantastic environment for patients and their families. This brand new hospital will also mean our expert staff can perform their jobs efficiently and effectively.
The design has evolved through close working with our doctors, nurses and hospital staff, to ensure that the new facilities meet the needs of our patients and communities, and are fit for purpose.
The building has been designed to be flexible to meet the changing health needs of our communities, and learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic which has transformed how we work.
Bringing key services together
The new Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is where our sickest patients will be cared for. This may be because they have a life-threatening illness or injury, or it could be because they are having complex surgery. It also includes births in hospital, so we have consultants available 24/7 to help if needed.
The Specialist Emergency Care Hospital brings together six acute services. This means clinical expertise and experience will be available in one place, every hour of every day.
It is important to remember that 85% of current services will stay at Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital. There will be urgent treatment centres open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at both of these hospitals.
The plans will also see at least £80 million spent across Epsom and St Helier hospitals to invest in essential repairs and refurbishments and enable those hospitals to focus on delivering excellent elective care.
These improvements will include the refurbishment and extension of Langley Wing at Epsom and an additional theatre for the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre. We will also be building a new pathology centre and creating a new building for our on-site nursery at St Helier – and much more!